Extra Brut Vintage

Tokaj 2012

Shiny gold, dried apricots, dates and caramel flavors. Strong and mellow in the mouth with delicious tobacco and black tea dominance. A magnificent print of a wealthy vintage with a great texture, a distinct volcanic-salty character, powerful and  equable bubbles.

Blend: chardonnay,furmint,hárslevelű
Dosage: 3 g
Recommended drinking temperature: 8-10 ℃
Bottle size: 0,75 l
Details

Vineyards

Vineyards: Sárospatak: Királyhegy/Megyer, Mád: Birsalmás-vineyard, Rátka: Középhegy, Padihegy, Istenhegy. Bodrogkeresztúr: Medve-vineyard.

Planted: mostly in the 70`s, except the young Birsalmás-vineyard.

Winemaking

Late August harvest, keeping the varietals separately. Primer fermentation: 20% in oak barrels; Secondary fermentation in the cold cellar from mid-March until the end of August.

Aged for more than 48 months in the bottle.

Dosage: 3 gr/l

The Year

Very dry year. We had an ideal blooming period, the fruit looked wonderful by early summer. Due to the extreme hot summer ripening sped up, especially of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir. We had to go go on with the harvest very early immediately followed by the indigenous grapes, Furmint, Yellow Muscat and Hárslevelű. We were done by early October. Pretty unusual in Tokaj!

Details

Type Sparkling wine
Acidity 8,1 g/l
Alcohol content 12 %
Blend: chardonnay,furmint,hárslevelű
Dosage: 3 g
Bottle size 0,75 l
Beginning of harvest 2012-08-16
Vinification Méthode Traditionnelle
Ageing time minimum 48 Month
Vineyards Medve, Úrágya, Padihegy, Birsalmás, Istenhegy

Tasting

Shiny gold.
Dried apricots, dates and caramel in the nose.
Strong and mellow in the mouth with delicious tobacco and black tea dominance.