Foam Vulcan, 2020, Hungary
Grapes: Hárslevelü, Juhfark
Region, Country: Somló, Hungary
Soil: Sandy loam on volcanic bed
Harvest: Picked early by hand, biodynamic
Winemaking: Spontaneous fermentation in native yeasts
Elevage: Ancestral method, fermentation in bottle
Winemaker(s): Hannes Werner and Lukas Michlits
This neon yellow pet-nat is new to the Meinklang family, from early-pick grapes meant to showcase the true volcanic terroir of the Somló region. It sounds like something you'd find on the Death Star: Foam Vulcan, but trust, it's something the Jedi warriors most definitely drink to fuel up for battle. Hailing from their property in Hungary, this lightly fizzy wine is a combo of indigenous Hungarian varieties, Hárslevelü and Juhfark.
Super delicious and perfectly balanced between the stone fruit and bruised apples in the Hárslevelü and fierce acidity, brightness and minerality from the Juhfark. It tastes like a summery concoction of wildflowers, white fruit, green apples and tart lemons with a subtle yeasty note that softens the intense acidity. Stock up, this won't last!