Furmint

Tokaj 2017

Harvested on our premium vineyards Padihegy, Birsalmás and Medve, this wine is a great expression of the wonderfully rich Tokaj terroir. The diverse age (5-30 years) of the vines results depth and elegance quite unusual at this very young age.  Pure and focused with balance  and great volcanic minerality.

 

Varietal composition: furmint
Recommended drinking temperature: 10 ℃
Alcohol content: 13 %
Bottle size: 0,75 l
Details

Winemaking

Hand-harvested and selected grapes cooled in dry ice, to preserve primer aromas and freshness. Pressed and fermented in stainless steel tanks (18-20 °C). Indigenous yeast fermentation; partial (40%) malolactic fermentation. After short aging time in (90%) stainless steel and 10% oak blended and stabilized by December.

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 Wine
Acidity 6,6 g/l
Alcohol content 13 %
Varietal composition: furmint
pH 3,16
Bottle size 0,75 l
Beginning of harvest 2017-08-20
Bottling date 2018-02-02
Vinification in stainless steel and oak
Ageing time 2 Month
Vineyards Medve, Padihegy, Birsalmás, Dorgó

Tasting

Pale yellow with green hues.
Light and fruity with fresh grapes, honeydew melon and honey focus.
Clean, balanced and complex.

Earlier vintage(s)

2016