Irsai Olivér is an aromatic, early-ripening crossing of the Csabagyöngye and Pozsonyi Fehér varieties, created by Pál Kocsis in 1930 at the Kecskemét Research Institute. It is vinified only in stainless steel to keep its freshness, fruitiness, and floral character, with just the briefest aging. Irsai Olivér all too often excites and entices on the nose, only to be a let-down on the flabby and flat palate. But this one is very well balanced, benefitting from the limestone soil of the Mór region. The region’s relatively cool climate provides the kind of zesty acidity that is all too often lacking in this grape. It is uber appealing and very elegant, with refined aromas of fresh grapes, lychee, spring flowers, and roses. It is light-bodied and very refreshing on the palate. The nose nicely mirrors the palate. This is a very drinkable wine, like fruit salad in a glass! The alcohol is restrained at 11.5 percent. This wine is ideal as an aperitif, or with salads, pasta, vegetarian dishes, and white meats.