2013 SANDAHL 'GOLD STANDARD'
(rhine) riesling, mid range grade, badacsony, hungary.
 
 
Label story
  • This is our basic standard wine, still of gold quality.
 
2013 'Gold Standard' no 5 is a blend of:
  • Genesis high 2nd fraction
  • Bishop backyard 2nd fraction
 
Link to Google map of vineyards location
 
Tasting recently after bottling (September 2014)
  • Color: Light to medium yellow.
  • Smell: Rather open and quite accessible, broad and rich Riesling character, silky and stylish, fresh fruit as well as dried fruit, very appealing smell.
  • Taste: Fantastic taste combining style and richness, sugar barely detectable, firm but very round acidity, mouth filling, pure and likable. Long lush after taste.
  • Judgment: Ideal for accompanying all kind of food. Consume at 13 ºC. Ideally the wine need 1 year in bottle to age beautifully. In 3 years, this wine will be kid brother to what The Stamp is for the moment.
 
Tasting summer 2017
  • Color: Medium yellow.
  • Smell: No end of ripe apples, charming and inviting smell, pure and stylish.
  • Taste: Supportive acidity to a soft and totally pure wine.
  • Judgment: Contrary to 'All of a kind', there is no botrytis in this wine, making it a bit better to stand the time.
 
Analysis (OBI):
  • Alcohol: 13,0 %
  • Sugar: 6.3 g/l
  • Acidity: 6.4 g/l
  • Vol.acid: 0.5 g/l
  • Bottle: 750 ml
 
Awards

2017 Decanter bronze medal, 89 points
(90 points would have given silver medal)

Decanter tasting protocol not provided

2015 Decanter silver medal

Decanter tasting protocol:
Youthful apple blossom, lemon zest. pineapple and ginger on the nose match the palate perfectly. A pineapple, sherbet sweetness with balanced acidity. A Riesling which is pure in its expression, delicate, refined and delightful.

 
 

 

 

 
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
 
Internet
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