Gilvesy Bohem Balatoni Cuvée 2020
  • Olaszrizling, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc
  • Organic, Vegan-Friendly, Volcanic
  • Light Bodied
  • 750ml
  • 12% alc./vol

Gilvesy Bohem Balatoni Cuvée 2020

Lake Balaton, Hungary
Regular price $19.95per bottle ($239.40per case)
12 bottles per case
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Zesty & Mineral

Gilvesy winery is located in the outskirts of Lake Balaton, near an ancient dormant volcano, in Hungary. Hungarian expat Robert Gilvesy moved back to his homeland from Canada to start this exciting project involving native grape varieties and volcanic soils.

This blend is light and fresh. On the nose, it's all about hints of mint, lemon and fresh cucumber, while on the palate it's zesty, with notes of green apple and citrus fruit.

It's delicious when paired with summer meals: fresh salads dressed with dried fruits such as cranberries and walnuts, grilled fish with potatoes and zesty ceviches.

About the Winery

Gilvesy Pincészet

Hungarian expat Róbert Gilvesy moved back to his homeland from Canada, and began building the Gilvesy winemaking empire on the former Esterházy estate on Szent György Hill. Thanks to years of hard work, the Hegymagas-based facility now includes a modern building complex and about 13 hectares of vineyards, in addition to being the home of the family. The area is shaped by 6 million years old volcanoes, where indigenous and international varieties grow organically.

Robert’s absolute admiration for nature and the terroir translates into an immense respect for the environment. By farming using organic practices, the soils and the vines stay healthy. In the winery, by letting nature take its course without controlling the processes, and using local resources, such as Hungarian oak barrels, Gilvesy promotes and protects the Balaton region.

Press Reviews

Wine Align

90 points - John Szabo, MS

Gilvesy's 2020 Bohém see pinot gris dropped from the blend, composed in this vintage of olaszrizling (welschriesling), riesling and sauvignon blanc. The result is a display of ripe but fresh nose of yellow-fleshed orchard fruit, lemon and lime zest and pith, thyme and sage in a tonic and refreshing ensemble. The palate is light-medium-bodied with crunchy-fresh, zesty acids, moderate complexity, and saline finish. I like the crystalline purity on offer, like a cold mountain spring, the seamless texture, the refreshment provided. Well made, transparent and delicious. Drink or hold into the mid-'20s. Tasted June 2022.