Owner and proprietor Christian Sauska was born near Villány, but his true passion for wine began with a bottle of 1966 Bordeaux. It was 1977, and he was able to purchase half bottles of this stellar vintage for a few dollars at the local liquor store. He had moved to the US from Hungary just a few years prior, speaking little English, and having few resources at his disposal. He did not even have a car at the time of this serendipitous purchase. By day he worked his way up from the assembly line of an architectural lighting firm, eventually becoming vice-president. He put himself through school at night receiving both his BS in engineering and his MBA. At the same time he was educating himself, he was also educating his palate, developing a passion for fine wines from around the world. In the late ’90s, after meeting wife Andrea, he decided to start making wines of his own. He could have started this venture anywhere but he had maintained strong ties to Hungary, and wanted to leave a legacy for his children, Christian, Stefanie and Miki. Moreover, he wanted to create world class dry wines, equal in quality and stature to both the sweet Tokaji Aszú for which Hungary is famous, and to the Bordeaux which had initially inspired his interest; wines that respected the terroir of their respective regions, and, in keeping with his engineering background, utilized the latest technology to do so. In order to achieve this goal he has enlisted the help of word-class consultants, to guide the Sauska-team, comprised of some of Hungary’s finest home-grown talent.
A rich, sticky sweetie, tawny in character, offering a liquid mix of date, orange marmalade, tobacco and butterscotch notes that slowly give way to hints of spice and chalk. Intense, but still a baby. Peaches, fresh apricot and some vanilla. Very luscious; sweet – almost syrupy. Honey, sultana and peach notes. Long finish and balanced acidity.
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