Barat Harslevelu Gizella is presented to us by the Gizella estate. Built on the soil of volcanoes, that lived thousands of years ago, in perhaps the most remarkable region in Eastern Europe, sits Gizella in Tokaj, Hungary. With Hungarian wines on the up in recent years, no one sums up the excitement of the country more than László Szilágyi and his winemaking family. With their small parcels enjoying so much popularity in the wine industry and press recently, you can’t hang around with these wines!
Barat Harslevelu Gizella is from a single vineyard, Grand Cru in Tokaj and Laszlo still uses horses to farm the land. It is very labour intensive, but the final product is well worth it. If you think Hungarian wines and Tokaj only produces sweet wines, then this is a great alternative to try. When tasting this Harselevelu, we were pleasantly surprised by its dryness. You also recognise its unique heritage. Maybe something in those volcanic soils? Anyway, we are talking about the number 1 wine in Hungary in 2015 and we are fortunate to have access to a very small volume of this exceptional 2016 edition. A fine alternative for lovers of Chablis!