Grand Vin de Barnag
Cabernet Sauvignon, Furmit, Cabernet Franc, Riesling, Kekfrankos, Zweigelt
In 2017, Bence Szilagy took over his father's two acre hobby vineyard. The name "Grand vin de Barnag" was a joke amongst Bence's friends poking fun at both the self-important names some wineries bestow upon themselves and the humble tiny village, Barnag, where Bence farms. The wines however are no laughing matter: Vibrant and ethereal Bence's wines showcase a wide variety of styles and varietals. He still farms the original two acre vineyard with a no-till and minimal input philosophy to obtain the highest biodiversity possible. In the cellar Bence relies on intuition, letting the grapes guide his winemaking, with a special fondness for whole-cluster ferments. As a first generation winemaker, Bence is a star on the rise in Hungary and making some of our favorite wines in Eastern Europe.