Sabar Wine House
Badacsony wine region, which is situated north of Lake Balaton, the largest lake of Europe, is not only a wine region of breathtaking beauty, but also one of the oldest wine growing areas of Hungary. Sabar Wine House, an ambitious, dynamically growing wine estate produces its volcanic wines here, in Badacsony region. The winery takes its name from Sabar Hill of 217 meters high, just near the village of Káptalantóti – it’s one of the smallest of the mountains of Balaton National Park, however regarding the terroir, it’s one of the best with great potential. The centre of Sabar estate, and the majority of its vineyards are located here.
Sabar Wine House was founded in 2009, and since then its territories have grown up to 7 hectares, and they have renewed and refilled two cellars of Sabar Hill with wine – ensuring that life would return to this wonderful hill of vineyards. Their terroir driven wines with good price–value ratio have been quickly noticed by the quality oriented wine consumers. The portfolio consists of two main branches: a fresh, crispy line and a more concentrated line of wines with more potential to be aged – but both line with great quality and cleanness.
Gábor Ádám, manager of Sabar Wine House offers unique wine experiences, and his aim is to create wines of outstanding quality, to contribute to the local community, and to work on the great reputation of Badacsony wine region. His enthusiastic team supports him fully in achieving these goals, and they make wines with peculiar characteristics, accompanied with the values and the tradition of the place, the beauty of the surroundings, the attractions and charm of the region. Their objective is not only to sell as many bottles as possible, but also to attract visitors to the venue and to share this unique feeling, the sense of terroir with them.
Sabar Olaszrizling Hegybor 2015
Full of fruits on the nose with citrus tones, white flowers, almond and a touch of minerality. Concentrated, elegant wine full of flavours with lively acidity and complex notes resulting from the barrel aging.
Sabar Pinot Gris 2016
Mature nose with creamy notes: sweet spices, a touch of flowers, peach, oneycomb toffee. On the palate it is round with „slower pace”, finely creamy, but due to the vivid acidity of the cooler vintage it is far from being clumsy. Pear, sweet citrus fruits, little sweet spices, a hint of almond and marzipan.
Sabar ‘KŐMAGAS’ Kéknyelű 2015
A flowery nose with clean and fresh appearance. On the palate it is zesty with vivid, crispy acidity. On the palate we can discover the notes we have found on the nose: flowery, fruity. A most enjoyable, elegant wine with perfect balance.
Sabar ‘HEGYVÖLGY’ Rajnai Rizling 2016
Not overwhelmingly intensive on the nose, but it shows beautiful summer apples, peach, white flowers, sweet citrus fruits, mandarin then later a rosemary – green herb character appears. Zesty acidity and residual sugar makes it a playful, vivid wine. Juicy, lovely palate with also sweet citrus fruits, summer apples and peach. Long ageing potential.
Sabar Olaszrizling Single Vineyard 2015
Besides having hazelnut, citrus notes and white flowers on the nose, some neutral white flesh fruits are discovered as well. Well rounded on the palate with lovely acidity. Elegant wine with great potential.