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.
Olaszrizling Birtokbor (Estate Wine) 2017
A characteristic Olaszrizling (Welschriesling) with the summer apple reminding us of sunshine and romance. Mineral, slightly bitter with a touch of spearmint – keeping the wine vivid. A hint of coriander with some citrus notes. Stunning, long aftertaste.
Sabar Pinot Gris 2017
Bright, golden colour with silver shades. The first impression on the nose is a honeyed, slightly oriental spiciness with sweet orange. The most detectable spice from the bouquet is the unique aroma of nutmeg. This attractive, ’sunsweet’ spiciness comes from the wooden barrel and the creamy texture, but at the same time it does not daze us, because the acidic freshness of the fruits keeps our curiosity us awake. The acids brilliantly play their role on the palate along with the elegant bitterness and salty minerality. The orange from the nose changes into persimmon with a hint of pineapple.
Kéknyelű "Kőmagas" 2017
Flowers of the meadows flow from the glass and summer white flesh fruits are also abundant. After the first impression of flowers and summer fruits, some tropical character, mostly pineapple appears. Exciting, concentrated, vivid. Deep, layered with firm structure and a touch of bitterness.
Olaszrizling Single Vineyard "Bács-hegy" 2017
Fruity wine with birch and pear, accompanied by a hint of marzipan. The spiciness coming from barrel ageing makes the overall sensation more complex and gives the palate a pleasant smokiness, which is nicely retained in the aftertaste.