Gizella Pince is named after winemaker/owner László Szilágyi’s grandmother. Laszló (Laci) took the helms of the family winery in 2005, and has really focused on making the type of clean and elegant Tokaj wines which are much sought after. Gizella is one of Tokaj’s most dynamic and exciting wineries, with an estate which is 19 hectares, spread among 12 vineyards in Tarcal, Bodrogkeresztúr, and Mád. Szilágyi has also been working to reconstruct some of his old terraced vineyards, like the Szil-Völgy vineyard (which was first mentioned in historical documents in 1612). He focuses on Tokaj’s traditional grape varieties, planting mainly Furmint (62 percent), Hárslevelű (31 percent), and Sárgamuskotály (seven percent). There are few places in the world where Muscat Blanc (also known as Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains, Muscat Lunel, Yellow Muscat, or Sárgamuskotály, as it is known in Hungary) makes such exciting wine. Volcanic soil adds acidity and structure—so often lacking in wines made from this grape. This one, a sparkling version, is a great addition to the region’s selection of single varietal Sárgamuskotály wines. Naturally, this wine is dominated by a fragrant floral character. This was Gizella’s first attempt at a sparkling wine. It’s light, easy to drink, and full of freshness and floral flavor. Just 3,442 bottles produced.