Cuvée 113

Tokaj 2018

A vibrant blend of Tokaj Furmint, Hárslevelű, Yellow Muscat, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. Pale yellow color with green reflexes. Pineapple, lychee and a little curry in the nose. Mango, dried appricot and refrigerant mint on plate. The wine has medium body with a long aftertaste.

Varietal composition: chardonnay,sárgamuskotály,furmint,hárslevelű,sauvignon blanc
Recommended drinking temperature: 10-12 ℃
Alcohol content: 14 %
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 4 months.

Aged in stainless steel and a little oak.

The Year

2018 was an extremely dry and hot year with timely pruning. After frostbite, the shoots started to develop so intensely we haven't experienced before. By the end of June, we were done with all the green works we usually finish by late July. Ripening went the same way, literally in a blink. Our first harvest date was the 2nd of August with sparkling wine base Chardonnay from Birsalmás-vineyard. Due to our conscious choice of clones and varietals on the respective vineyards, we had a minimal loss of botrytis or volatility. In the fall, botrytis almost entirely failed to show up, therefore we, unfortunately, won't produce aszú wines from this year. On a happier note, grape quality for late harvest was simply stunning, we managed to pull in awesome quality grapes wrapping up the harvest unusually early, on October 24th.

Details

Type White wine
Acidity 6 g/l
Alcohol content 14 %
Varietal composition: chardonnay,sárgamuskotály,furmint,hárslevelű,sauvignon blanc
pH 3,35
Bottle size 0,75 l
Beginning of harvest 2018-08-23
Bottling date 2019-04-10
Vinification In stainless steel and oak
Ageing time 4 Month
Vineyards Budaházi, Medve, Padihegy, Birsalmás

Tasting

Pale yellow, with green reflexes
Pineapple, lychee and a little curry in the nose.
Mango, dried apricot and refrigerant mint on plate. Medium body with a long aftertaste.

Earlier vintage(s)

2016