Aszú Essencia

Tokaj 2003

100% of Furmint. Beautiful golden yellow wine, moving with lazy decorum in the glass. Apricot, asparagus, mushroom, green tea, peanut, caramel and vanilla in the nose. Apricot, vanilla, brittle and tobacco in th mouth. Its high sugar content is counterbalanced by its vibrant acidity. Endless finish with apricot, orange peel and fine honey.

Varietal composition: furmint
Recommended drinking temperature: 10-12 ℃
Alcohol content: 8 %
Bottle size: 0,375 l
Details

Winemaking

Hand-harvested with strict cluster selection.

Perfectly botrytized grapes picked by hand.

Barrel fermented with indigenous yeast.

Aged in new oak for 36 months, than in the bottle for 1 year before it came to the market.

Sugar: 282,5 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 g/l
Alcohol content 8 %
Varietal composition: furmint
pH 3,29
Bottle size 0,375 l
Beginning of harvest 2003-11-02
Bottling date 2007-03-01
Vinification In new oak barrels
Ageing time 36 Month
Vineyards Medve, Birsalmás

Tasting

Golden yellow.
Apricot, asparagus, mushroom, green tea, peanut, caramel and vanilla in the nose.
Apricot, vanilla, brittle and tobacco in th mouth. Its high sugar content is counterbalanced by its vibrant acidity.