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


The theme for 2017 was magic. It is the third year in a row we produce very high quality and the feeling begun to get magic. This wine is the lowest quality of the four we made from this vintage. Even a witch has to do some shopping, and to park her vehicle beside all other shoppers vehicles.


When harvest time did approach, Villa Sandahl staff had not realized how much sugar the grapes had collected, and the first measurement signaled panic to harvest. The grapes to this wine were harvested as specified below, and depending on complementing characters the wine fractions were assembled as also marked below.

  2017-09-30   Harvesting Genesis low
  2017-10-01 3rd fraction Pressing above Genesis low
  2017-10-01   Harvesting Bishop Garden
  2017-10-02 2nd and 3rd
Pressing above Bishop Garden
  2017-10-04   Harvesting Bishop Backyard and Solitude
  2017-10-05 3rd fraction Pressing above Backyard and Solitude
  2017-10-05   Harvesting Genesis grafts
  2017-10-06 3rd fraction Pressing above Bishop Backyard and Genesis grafts
  2017-10-07   Harvesting Genesis high and Genesis high grafts
  2017-10-08   Harvesting Genesis high and Genesis high grafts
  2017-10-08 3rd fraction Pressing above Genesis high and Genesis high grafts

Some of the grapes had gray rot, but we applied a strict selection at harvest.


The analysis is made from the Németh Zsuzsanna laboratory in Badacsonytomaj.

  Alcohol 15.3 %
  Sugar 8.8 gram/liter
  Total acidity 6.2 gram/liter
  Volatile acidity 0.50 gram/liter
  Bottle Green glass 750 ml
  Cork Natural


By Christer Sandahl.

  Date 2019-01-04, half year after bottling
  Color Pale yellow
  Smell Fleshy and powerful
  Taste Charming and powerful wine
  Judgment The wine is fully open and available. Well-made wine for immediate consumption

By Christer Sandahl.

  Date 2019-07-20, in summer
  Color Medium yellow
  Smell Still not totally open, but the puppet hair is away. Fine elegant nose, clean and fresh.
  Taste Behaves very well in the mouth. The alcohol is hidden in the rich fruit, lemon and citrus in a stylish but very approachable way.
  Judgment Well-made wine for consumption through the coming 5 years.

By Christer Sandahl.

  Date 2021-04-14, some time after it is sold out
  Color Medium matured yellow
  Smell Definitly mature, a bit herbaceus, not likely to improve more.
  Taste A bit hot in the taste, has detectable petrol, again some herbs in a fully matured wine
  Judgment Has aproached its end, and will not be better, it topped at 90 points.



Shop stop is of solid ground grade, but this is not indicated by the cork capsule.

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