A charismatic winemaker expressing a charismatic terroir. Somlò, the smallest wine region in Hungary, is a volcanic hill, the uneroded core of an ancient sea-bed volcano. It stands on the Pannonian Plain, north of Lake Balaton, with its unique basalt soils, thus benefiting from the lake’s moderating influence and the clearing Pannonian breezes. It’ is to this unique terroir, as well as to the varieties that have grown locally for centuries.
Károly Kolonics is a charismatic winemaker that, now the fourth generation at the helm of his family’s estate, produces wines of extreme purity, varietal character and terroir expression. Kolonics farm a total of 9 hectares, planted with Furmint, Riesling, Hárslevelű, Olaszrizling and Juhfark. The vineyards are worked sustainably by hand and yields are kept incredibly low to ensure only the best fruit is harvested. Károly’s work in his cellar adds precision and technical awareness to the ancestral methods he learnt from his father and grandfather. The result is a range of modern, classical single-varietal and single vineyard wines that have gained an international following.
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