Tokaji Aszú 6 Puttonyos

Tokaj 2003

A blend of Varietals: Furmint (90%) and Hárslevelű (10%). Bright golden color. Cantaloupe and dried apricot in the nose with a hint of vanilla. The sugar is in perfect balance with its vibrant and lively acids. Dessert wine and a lovely dessert in itself.

Recommended drinking temperature: 10-12 ℃
Alcohol content: 10 %
Bottle size: 0,5 l
Details

Vineyards

Average vine age: 30-35 years

Elevation: 180-200 meters

Planting density: 3000-5000 vine/hectares, grape yield: 500 l/ha

Exposure: S-E, S, S-SW

Soil type: various volcanic soils (zeolite, riolite, tufas), loess.

 

 

Winemaking

Hand-harvested with strict cluster selection. Perfectly botrytized grapes picked by hand. Barrel fermented with indigenous yeast, 8 months to complexion,Aged in new oak (55% Hungarian, 30% French, 15% American) for 36 months.

Sugar: 222 g/l

 

The Year

Spring was very dry in 2003, followed by a long, hot summer. After a wonderfully balanced ripening season we started the harvest on November 20. Thanks to the humid mornings and our rigorous cluster selection we harvested exceptional quality berries. This aszú has all the beauty of the vintage: it is round and well-structured with the incomparable Tokaj- acidity. Will age gracefully in the next decade or more.

Details

Type Dessert wine
Acidity 9,2 g/l
Alcohol content 10 %
pH 3,37
Bottle size 0,5 l
Beginning of harvest 2003-11-04
Bottling date 2006-11-21
Vinification in new oak barrels (hungarian, french and american)
Ageing time 36 Month
Vineyards Medve, Úrágya, Birsalmás

Tasting

Bright golden color.
Cantaloupe and dried apricot in the nose with a hint of vanilla.
The sugar is in perfect balance with its vibrant and lively acids.