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Lenkey Winery

Our Single Vineyards

I have read a lot about vineyards in the past years, about the best slopes, the best soils, and also about the classification of vineyards. I got really exasperated when I could not find our single vineyards listed among the first class estates in the Book of Tokaj.

Since then I have understood our vineyards. I have learnt that every single vineyard has its own secrets, values, positive and negative attributions, and I have understood that knowing everything from tip to toe needs a lot of experience.

Hegyfarok

This was the closest to our father’s heart. He loved being here. He walked up to the highest point, inhaled the fresh, clean air, and enjoyed the view of the Tokaj landscape. Our biggest piece of land neighbours Bodrogkeresztúr. It is 2,4 hectares, its abrasive soil is white tuff with zeolite, similar to that of the Betsek vineyard.

Its southern slope is home to 6,576 vines. It is perfect for aszú wine because the moisture of the adjacent River Bodrog helps developing botrytis.

 

Betsek-Korposd

It is 0.44 hectares situated on the southeast slopes. Its abrasive soil is white tuff with zeolite, with the lowest part composed of red clay. The abundant alkaline soil contains iron and aluminium in particularly high proportion. There are 1,055 vines in Betsek-Korposd.

Bomboly

My utter favourite. In the beginning everyone suggested to get rid of it, saying it lays next to a forest and the crop would be destroyed by game . Nobody has ever praised its good attributions. It does not belong to the trendy vineyards of Mád. Maybe for that very reason it has become my favourite, and I keep insisting on Bomboly. It is situated on the southwest slope, its soil is abrasive rhyolit clay.

It is 2 hectares with 4,139 vines. We produce nice, late harvest wine from Bomboly’s grapes.

Vilmány

It is next to the Kishegy vineyard. It is 0.9 hectares split into two parcels. These are situated on the southeast slopes, the soil is composed of red clay with detritus. Vilmány has 2,221 productive vines. We have not managed to figure out the secret of Vilmány, yet.

 

Kishegy

We own 0.7 hectares in this area. Our parcel is split into two pieces. Its soil is red clay with detritus. It is situated on the south slope with 1,943 vines. In a good year it can give good wine for aszú-making. We consider this to be our dessert wine area.

Úrágya-Köves

This is our most mineral vineyard full of hard rhyolit stones, and smaller and bigger rocks. The surface of these stones has been painted red by iron oxide. This single vineyard has the most complex clay. There is a layer of fine soil above the base rock forming the home of the roots of the vine. It requires arduous cultivation, but provides rich minerality for the wine. It is one hectare located on the southwest slope with 2,070 vines.

Holdvölgy

We have two hectares within this vineyard split into three different parcels. These are situated on the south and west slopes. The soil is highly mineral, with tuff and rhyolit and red clay. We have 3,880 vines in this plot.

Középhegy

I always love to have a „traditional” vine plantation, as it has been told in Mád.

I was walking along a traditional vineyard for years, even without seeing it. Suddenly I have realized it has been abandoned by its owner, and struggles for living against weeds.

We bought it, before died in 2012.

It has south slopes, its soil with full of zeolite, its size is 0.3 hectare.