Hidden Treasures is a collaboration between Roland Velich of Moric winery and several young winemakers located in the Pannonian Basin.
For his second project he teamed up with Hungarian winemaker Tamas Kis (Somlói Vándor). Sourcing grapes from Somló, the smallest wine appellation in Hungary, the duo created a blend of 60% Furmint, 35% Welschriesling and 5% Harslevelü.
The Somló area is famous for its volcanic soils and the majority of these grapes are grown on pure basalt soil, on four extinct volcanoes. The wine is spontaneously fermented and matured in a mixture of stainless steel and some Hungarian oak.
The organic and biodynamic practices of the winemakers certainly plays a part here and the resulting wine is intensely mineral, concentrated and quite frankly delicious.