Chardonnay/ Birs

Tokaj 2015

Hay-yellow, with distinctly intense aromas of thyme, apple and orange peel. Creamy and weighty in the mouth, its vibrant and playful minerality is beautifully balanced with cantaloupe and avocado. This Tokaj-vineyard selection is a beauty now, and will continue to develop in the next two years at least.

Varietal composition: chardonnay
Recommended drinking temperature: 10-12 ℃
Alcohol content: 13,5 %
Bottle size: 0,75 l
Details

Winemaking

Clusters and berries chilled before handling and pressing. 6 –hours cold maceration. Indigenous yeast fermentation in wooden barrels.

Aging in barrels and in steel tanks for 5 months.

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 5,6 g/l
Alcohol content 13,5 %
Varietal composition: chardonnay
pH 3,43
Bottle size 0,75 l
Beginning of harvest 2015-09-15
Bottling date 2016-07-22
Vinification in barrels and in tanks too
Ageing time 5 Month
Vineyards Birsalmás

Tasting

Hay-yellow.
Intense aromas of thyme, apple and orange peel.
Creamy and weighty in the mouth, its vibrant and playful minerality is beautifully balanced with cantaloupe and avocado.

Earlier vintage(s)

2013