(rhine) riesling, bishop backyard vineyard, solid ground grade, badacsony, hungary.


The 2016 label theme is traveling in Indochina. In Hanoi we saw a lot of street smart people, including the owner of this vespa.


In summer 2016, the maximum temperature were slightly over 30 degree only in few occasions, and the vines were not stressed by the heat. There were just enough rain showers to avoid the vines being stressed from drought.

For late harvesters, October 2016 was a real mess with cold weather and much rain. Consequently, the sugar growth in Riesling was moderate and the acidity got high and was preserved all the way to harvest in October.


  2016-10-15 Harvest of Bishop Backyard
  2016-10-15 Use of 2nd fraction from pressing above harvest
  2016-10-15 Use of 1st fraction from pressing above harvest



The analysis is made by the Hungarian OBI institute.

  Alcohol 12.1 % vol
  Sugar 9.2 g / l
  Total acidity 7.5 g / l
  Volatile acidity 0.22 g / l
  Bottle 750 ml
  Cork Nature


By Christer Sandahl

  Date 2020, in the summer

By Christer Sandahl

  Date 2019, in the summer
  Color Medium yellow.
  Smell Still a smell of mushrooms, wax and rubber, now combined with some yeastiness.
  Taste Has evolved a lot in the taste. Now more sandy and toasty, with a marked acidity.
  Judgment Still the most special wine of our 2016 portfolio. A bit hard to guess where it will go ?

By Christer Sandahl

  Date 2017, in the summer, soon after bottling
  Color Light yellow.
  Smell Characterful and attractive smell of paper, mushrooms, wax and rubber.
  Taste Tropical and spicy taste, fat but balanced acidity, very friendly in the mouth, and rich after taste.
  Judgment The most special wine of our 2016 portfolio.


Street smart 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