Laposa Estate

Silent wine revolution – with personal touch, on basalt solid base

If walking in Balaton Uplands nowadays, it is hard to find vineyards conquered by nature – however, one can see more and more neat and beautiful vineyards cultivated with great care and attention. And each of them has its own story.

Born from eternal love

The story of Laposa Estate started with a little cellar given as a wedding present, and certainly love was the beginning of everything. Eternal and passionate love of each other and for Badacsony wine region. The couple in question, Eleonóra and József Laposa cherished big dreams already back in the 80s, and in the 90s they had the opportunity to develop the tiny family winery by aquiring new and newer vineyards on Badacsony mountain, on the nearby Szent György mountain, Csobánc mountain and Köves hill, and on the slightly farther Somló mountain. Not much attention was paid to them, because the wine revolution had been still to come at that time, but the basemant of the modern Laposa Estate had been set. Later the couple moved to Badacsony from Budapest with their three children. Eleonóra had spent her childhood in Badacsony, thus moving back made their decision final: they staked everything on growing the intellectual and material capital of the family winery.

The new generation on board

As it had been decided then, the parents handled management to their children, who prepared well for the mission. Zsófia attended oneology faculty at the University of Horticulture in Hungary, and in addition she obtained masters degree in oneology in Bordeaux. The studies were soon followed by the time of experience in different wine regions of the world at harvest. Bence, her brother also spent his childhood and teenage years enchanted by the world of grape and wine. He obtained his degree in agricultural engineering, and after several years of foreign winery experiences he returned home and took over management of the estate.

A full range of wines from basalt soil

The new generation has a lot to do in fact, since meanwhile Laposa Estate based on the initial vineyard bought by the father, has been enlarged into 30 hectares. The vineyards are situated mainly at 150–200 metres above see level, and planted with grapes that thrive in the microclimate of the region and the soil of basalt cones – Olaszrizling, Rhine Riesling, Szürkebarát, Kéknyelű, Furmint and Juhfark. The bunches are harvested manually with great care and the musts are vinified attentively with traditional and 21st century technology. Each year 250 000 bottles of wine start their journey to the customers’ table from the door of the estate. The sortiment includes both lighter, fruitier wines and more complex, more elegant wines with minerality typical of the terroir and also late harvest wine specialities.

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Gastronomy by Laposa – more than adventure

The ever developing, youthful and energetic estate opened towards gastronomy as well in the 2010s: within only a couple of years many guests of them became regular in one of the three places they own: Gábli (which is situated at the local market called Liliomkert in Káptalantóti), frissTerasz (a lively terrace on Badacsony mountain with breathtaking view) and KisHableány (a cult restaurant in the 70s and 80s, which has been renewed and transformed into a flaghip of gastronomy by Laposa Estate in the village of Badacsony).

Certainly the main features of Laposa Estate are still the wines, which distill the terroir, the soil, the vital rain, the ripening sunshine besides human knowledge, desire to create and engagement.

Contact:

Laposa Estate
8261 Badacsonytomaj, Római út 197, Hungary
Tel.: +36 20 227 40 87

Zsófia Laposa and Bence Laposa
Wines from the Winery
LAPOSA 4HEGY 2016

LAPOSA 4HEGY 2016

A typical example of the grape variety. Overwhelming fruitiness, a hint of mint, some citrus, salty and basalt notes. Wonderful balance of acidity and minerality, superb harmony.

LAPOSA KŐKÖVÖN 2016

LAPOSA KŐKÖVÖN 2016

This is an irregular Furmint wine. Zesty, lively on the nose, and mainly mineral on the palate. A light yet elegant wine with great length.

LAPOSA PINO 2016

LAPOSA PINO 2016

Light on the nose with flowers and white flesh fruits. On the palate it shows a fairly mature, complex face – it completely fills the mouth. The perfect encounter of the variety and the volcanic soil from Badacsony wine region.

LAPOSA RIZLING2 2016

LAPOSA RIZLING2 2016

A fruity and mineral wine with complex nose.

LAPOSA SELECTION OLASZRIZLING 2015

LAPOSA SELECTION OLASZRIZLING 2015

Complex nose with dried and ripened fruits and a palate of character. It shows of a face of Badacsony almost forgotten.

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