(rhine) riesling, solid ground grade, badacsony, hungary.



Label story
  • Elephant tap is a tasting tap applied to a mixing valve on one of our tanks, looking like a cute elephant
2012 'Elephant tap' originates from:
  • 2nd fraction juice from the low part of Genesis
  • 1st fraction juice from Bishop Backyard harvested for the first time.
  • Sold out
Link to Google map of vineyards location

Tasting recently after bottling (august 2013):

  • Color: Light to medium yellow.
  • Smell: Open and accessible, broad and rich Riesling character, soft grassy with lemons and citrus, and a lot of minerals. Very agreeable.
  • Taste: Fat and rich without being clumsy, mouth filling, easy accessible, and behaving like a mature wine. Spicy in the long and coating after taste, with a wee bit of sweetness.
  • Judgment: Ideal for accompanying good food. Consume at 10 oC.
    Analysis (OBI):
    • Analysis (OBI):
    • Alcohol: 14 %
    • Sugar: 5.5 g/l
    • Acidity: 5 g/l
    • Vol.acid: 0.6 g/l
    • Bottle: 750 ml

    2014 Decanter bronze medal

    Decater tasting protocol:
    Crisp citrus fruit nose; lemon zest with a touch of minerality. Intense, ripe fruit on the palate. Full-bodied and rounded, with a clean, long finish




    Our other wines

    Find below clickable links to all our other wines produced since 2010. Observe, that earlier vintages use to be sold out since long. Yellow means rare peaks, gray means mid ranges, and light blue means solid grounds.

    2010 The stamp, Recept
    2011 Magic rain, Cappuccino oil, Give me five
    2012 Laundry hanger, Multiplexor, Rake & scoop, Elephant tap, Box fixture
    2013 Count down, All of a kind, Gold standard, Secret
    2014 S.O.S., m.m.s.
    2015 Dry honey, Wet stones, Citrus x Limon, Bear glue, Bella sunrise, Tussilago
    2016 Banana split, Chicken year, Street smart, Tie mania
    2017 Ball of fame, Crystal cut, Rabbit periscope, Shop stop
    2018 Oh deer, Sign up, Not yet, By the way, Dig it
    2019 Birdie Num Num, Brave Birds, Starling Village, Air Dive
    For more information, see www.villasandahl.com