Chapel Hill Sauvignon Blanc 2018
A thirst-quenching, zingy Sauvignon Blanc from Hungary that’s bursting with gooseberry, citrus and green apple flavours.
This aromatic, refreshing white wine offers great value for money. You'll find inviting fresh flavours of summer gooseberry and green apple with an attractive grassy note on the palate. The wine’s zingy acidity is nicely balanced with a certain softness that lingers to the finish. This is a great aperitif and can be served with chicken or fish in herb sauces.
Hungary is in the very heart of Europe and vines have been grown here since Roman times. Wine has remained at the core of Hungarian culture throughout the last almost 2000 years. Hungary is a small land locked nation, almost divided into two by the River Danube. It is located on about the same latitude as Burgundy, but has a more continental climate with baking summers, long sunny autumns and bitterly cold winters.
The Balatonboglàr Winery, which produces Chapel Hill wines, was founded in 1956, and is the leading producer in the Balatonboglár wine region. This is one of the most beautiful areas lying along the south shore of the lake itself. The gentle hills of volcanic tuff, overlaid with loess and sandy topsoil, are ideal for vines, while sunlight glinting off the water helps to ensure the grapes are superbly ripe.
The wine takes its name from a small volcanic hill near the city of Balatonboglàr in Hungary. On its summit stands two chapels, one red and one blue. Both were built in the 19th century to commemorate the end of the Turkish occupation.