Birtok Furmint

Tokaj 2015

A rich dry blend of our ten Furmint-vineyards.  Aromas of pumice, forest soil and lemongrass lead the nose. Texturally, the wine displays  gooseberry, avocado on the palate with excellent minerality and an elegant, long finish​.

Varietal composition: furmint
Recommended drinking temperature: 12 ℃
Alcohol content: 13,5 %
Bottle size: 0,75 l
Details

Winemaking

Hand-harvested berries cooled before pressing. Indigenous yeast fermentation in oak and stainless steel tanks at 18 °C; 50%malolactic fermentation. Sur-lie aging aged in stainless steel for 2 months, in new and used oak for 4 months. Aging in barrels (30%) and steel tanks (70%). 

The Year

After a very hard winter and cold spring mid-April, bud-break was a relief. We got just enough (35-50 mm) rain to get the plants energized. End of May was beautiful with gradual warmup, an optimal temperature at blooming that resulted perfect binding. The temperature remained very high until mid-September with peaks of 39 °C. The heat did not bring any rain causing serious slow-down in the growing process. Grapes for dry wines remained healthy with slightly lower acidity than normal in Tokaj due to the August heat.

Details

Type White wine
Acidity 5,8 g/l
Alcohol content 13,5 %
Varietal composition: furmint
pH 3,34
Bottle size 0,75 l
Beginning of harvest 2015-09-04
Bottling date 2016-08-12
Vinification 4
Ageing time 4 Month
Vineyards Szent Tamás, Teleki, Holdvölgy, Medve, Úrágya, Padihegy, Birsalmás, Istenhegy, Dorgó

Tasting

Light yellow.
Aromas of pumice, forest soil and lemongrass lead the nose.
Texturally, the wine displays gooseberry, avocado on the palate with excellent minerality and an elegant, long finish.

Earlier vintage(s)

2014