BÖKÖ DÁVID | Balatonfüred-Tihany-Csopak
Our ties to wine growing originate with our father, János, who has been spending most of his time in local vineyards since the 1980s. A few decades later, in 2015, we introduced wines of the first vintages to the market after some years of experimenting. We are reflecting to challenges all the time, but have definitely realized we want to work in the vineyard as well as in the cellar as natural as possible. It is simple, we also drink these wines.
Our vineyards are located in Tihany (6 ha.), Balatonfüred (4 ha.) and Csopak (1 ha.). We have 10 hectares of own land mostly planted with old vine plants and with young plantation in some areas. Welschriesling and Blaufränkisch are in the focus of our offer, with some small stocks of Muscat Blanc and Zweigelt.Always proceed from the grapes. After harvest, the best and purest raw material is in the cellar, because we believe most of the work is done on the vine-plant and only very basic bits and pieces are added in the cellar, cleanly, carefully and humbly.
2021 Olaszrizling (Natural)
Description: Harvested from the Balatonfüred and Csopak wine regions from old vines. 50% was spontaneously fermented in old Hungarian oak barrels and 50% in tanks. Kept on fine lees for 6 months and then blended. No clarification or filtration before bottling and minimal amount of sulfur.
Quote on the label: "A walk on the beach of Lake Balaton"
Varieties: 100% Olaszrizling
On the nose and palate: Aromas of clean white fruit, pears, coconut and citrus. A rounded parallel profile on the palate, with the addition of delicate lees.
Alc. Vol.: 13.5%
RS: 4.4 g/l
2021 Zweigelt "ROZÉ" (Natural)
Description: Harvested from 30 year old Zweigelt vines on the volcanic single vineyard parcel of Tihany. Soaked on the skin for 2 days then pressed and placed in used Hungarian oak barrels. Within the barrels, the winemaker added a few baskets of perfect hand picked whole berries. It was matured for 6 months on fine lees without any sulfur. It was bottled without clarification or filtration with minimal amount of sulfur.
Varieties: 100% Zweigelt
On the nose and palate: Strawberry, pomegranate, red currant, blackberry and blueberries. Light in body with a long finish.
Alc. Vol.: 13%
RS: 1.1 g/l
2020 Zweigelt-Kekfrankos (Natural)
Description: Harvested from 30 year old Zweigelt and Kekfrankos vines on the single vineyard parcel of Tihany. Harvested early, the resulting wine is low in alcohol but maintains ripe fruit. Processed without crushing, only whole berries were placed in open fermentation vats, where they were fermented on the skins for 12 days with minimal agitation, at a relatively low temperature. Pressing was placed in old Hungarian oak and matured on fine lees without agitation and sulfur for 8 months. It was bottled without filtration or clarification.
Quote on the label: "Tihany, on the shores of Lake Balaton"
Varieties: 60% Zweigelt, 40% Kekfrankos
On the nose and palate: Vivid strawberries and ripe cherries. Soft tannins and subtle spices.
Alc. Vol.: 11.5%
RS: 0.8 g/l