Nevertheless, if I want to share my thoughts with You without raving about wine, I have to tell you the story of my 2005 vintage.
There were two heavy hailstorms with flood in the village of Mád in 2005. On top of that, another disaster came in the form of a hurricane. When the disasters were over, the people of Mád went to their vineyards and as they saw the extreme damage, everyone thought they were not going to harvest that year at all.
The soil was buried under green leaves and child bunches as the hailstorm destroyed the vineyards. However, the vine did not give it up. New sprouts and small bunches turned up a few weeks later. By the time the harvest season arrived, the vineyards had become full of ripe grapes and vignerons were extremely happy.
Our vineyard of ten acres is home to 21,471 vines. Our youngest plantation is 25, our oldest is 55 years old.
Our varieties include ~55 % of Furmint, ~ 40% of Hárslevelű and ~5% of muscat lunell…