From the Badacsony region in Balaton, the 'Friss' - which translates to 'Fresh' - is made from 100% Olaszrizling.
Olaszrizling, also known as Welschriesling, is indigenous to the region. It is also the local grape of choice for Balaton's wine producers.
Bence Laposa is no different, as he has built his reputation on this grape!
His Olaszrizling is pure and clean with a bright yellow tone. Citrus notes dominate. On first sip, there's a hint of pineapple.This, then gives way to a mild spiciness. A complex yet easy drinking wine.
All in all, an excellent introduction to the Laposa style. Good expression of the fruit (notes of, pear, apricot, and almond) and rich in minerality from the terroir (volcanic soil).
Best served at 12-13 degrees as an aperitif, to salads, white meats and fish. But, it may be consumed as a spritzer, as well!Laposa2014Type:White Wine0.75 l£9.99
The 'Laposa 4 Hegy' - or 'Laposa 4 Hills' in English - is a one of a kind Olaszrizling.
It is made from grapes picked from vineyard plots situated on four extinct volcanic hills - Badacsony, Csobánc, Somló and Szent György-hegy.
On the nose and palate, it is clean, has good fruit, and pleasant hints of mint and flint.
Laposa has struck a perfect balance between acidity and minerality in this wine.
Given the unique way in which this wine is made (i.e. 4 Hills in a bottle), it has now achieved iconic wine status in Hungary.
Best served at 13-14 degrees. Pairs well with fish (e.g. pike-perch and sea fish), pasta dishes and grilled/barbecued white meats.Laposa2013Type:White Wine0.75 l£12.49