Cuvée 113

Tokaj 2017

A blend of indigenous Tokaj Furmint and Hárslevelű along with Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Yellow Muscat. Delicate aromas of pineapple, dried apricot and fresh mint followed by lime and cinnamon on the palate. The wine is fresh and light in the mouth with a vibrant, long finish.

Varietal composition: chardonnay,sárgamuskotály,furmint,hárslevelű,sauvignon blanc
Recommended drinking temperature: 10-12 ℃
Alcohol content: 13 %
Bottle size: 0,75 l
Details

Winemaking

Hand-harvested and selected berries. Briefly cold-soaked and pressed. Indigenous yeast fermentation in stainless in steel tanks and barrels.

Sur lie-aging for 3 and 1 months, respectively.

The Year

We had a freezing winter with a generous amount of snow that came handy to cover our new plantations. After a timely bud-break with just enough rain and perfect early summer blooming a long dry period came resulting “fat” and closed Furmint bunches which led to botrytis starting late September. The June-August period was quite warm. After a balanced ripening period we were able to start the harvest for sparkling base wines early, at the end of August. Outstanding, tight, “full-of juice” berry quality and perfectly settled must marked our way to blending. Our dry base wines also turned out to be bright, clean and aromatic as well. Some of our premium vineyards were partially attacked by botrytis a bit too soon which led to the loss of a limited amount of dry base wines. In the meatime we gained some wonderful quality juice for sweets. Looking forward to make some kick-ass Late Harvests and Aszú wines from 2017! Such a rare chance for us, Tokaj winemakers.

Details

Type White wine
Acidity 6,2 g/l
Alcohol content 13 %
Varietal composition: chardonnay,sárgamuskotály,furmint,hárslevelű,sauvignon blanc
pH 3,36
Bottle size 0,75 l
Beginning of harvest 2017-09-11
Bottling date 2018-07-19
Vinification in stainless steel and oak
Ageing time 3 Month
Vineyards Budaházi, Medve, Padihegy, Birsalmás

Tasting

Pale yellow.
Aromas of pineapple, dried apricot and fresh mint.
Lime and cinnamon on the palate. It is vibrantly fresh and light in the mouth with a long finsh.

Earlier vintage(s)

2016