(rhine) riesling, late harvest, rare peak grade, badacsony, hungary.


From the 2018 vintage we have improved our market communication. One improvement is that we have divided our wine portfolio into three grades, informing to which quality level the wine belongs. The three levels are 'Rare peak', 'Mid range', and 'Solid ground' and these three grades are indicated by the back label and by different capsules.

This wine named 'Sigh up' belongs to the 'Rare peak' level, which is our top grade (above the 'Mid range' grade).

The theme for 2018 vintage was to identify a traffic sign useful in the illustration of the 'Rare peak' grade, in this case a sign offering to climb towards the top to sign up. 'Rare peak' bottles are sealed with a premium nature cork covered with a black capsule with the Sandahl text in gold, see the picture to the right.


The 2018 autumn brought heavy rains between the 1st and 7th of September, causing some rot in lower parts of our vineyards, which didn't perfectly develop to botrytis. Then the autumn proceed like a farmers dream. There was an almost rain free sunny month from the 29th of September to the 27th of October.

We had three distinct harvest periods:
1. 'Normal harvest' period the 18th of September
2. 'Late harvest' period the 4th and 5th of October
3. 'Ultra late harvest' period the 15th and 17th of October


  2018-10-04 Harvest of Bishop backyard west and Solitude in late harvest time
  2018-10-05 Use of 1st fraction from pressing above harvest

All grapes was excellent healthy with some grapes having excellent botrytis.


The analysis is made by the OBI institute.

  Alcohol 12.56 % vol
  Sugar 8.0 g / l
  Total acidity 6.3 g / l
  Volatile acidity 0.34 g / l
  Bottle 750 ml
  Cork Nature


By Christer Sandahl

  Date 2021-04-14, ahead of spring season.
  Color Middle yellow.
  Smell Very restrained and closed. Compact smell shines through, but here is a grumpy component difficult to assess.
  Taste Don't misunderstand, here is no failures in the taste, very fresh and well-made.
  Judgment We had very few bottles in Sweden when the Corona virus closed the borders, making tasting difficult. But as can be noted from above, there is no need to stress. This wine will hopefully improve to the level of 2018 Oh Deer, and in that case gonna achieve 96 points. Now it denies do offer more than 93 points.

Rare peak
cork capsule

gold text

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