Area: 690 hectares
Climate: Very windy, moderately warm, though rich in sunshine
Soil: Loose structure, in some places clayey

Grape varieties, wines:

  • Furmint, Olaszrizling (Italian Riesling), Juhfark, (Sheep’s tail)

Due to the slopes the sunshine is very advantageous. The composition of soil is like to that of the Vesuvius – perhaps that is why the taste of the wine reminds of the Mediterranean wines. In this region only white vine varieties are to be found. High alcohol contents, strong acids, and hardness characterise the wine of Somlo. As it is a typical aged wine, it achieves its character after several years of ageing in wooden casks. It would not permit blending.

Wine(s) available from Somló wine region: