Furmint

Tokaj 2018

Bright color with greenish reflexes. Fresh citrus and spring flowers in the nose. The potential of the wine region is positive in every respect. Almonds in the plate which has turned into rosemary and fig. Medium body, long aftertaste, complex wine.

Varietal composition: furmint
Recommended drinking temperature: 10 ℃
Alcohol content: 13,5 %
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 (12%) malolactic fermentation. After short aging time in (94%) stainless steel and 6% oak blended and stabilized by December.

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 6,0 g/l
Alcohol content 13,5 %
Varietal composition: furmint
pH 3,24
Bottle size 0,75 l
Beginning of harvest 2018-09-20
Bottling date 2019-06-13
Vinification Agen in stainless steel and oak
Ageing time 7 Month
Vineyards Holdvölgy, Medve, Padihegy, Istenhegy

Tasting

Bright color with greenish reflexes.
Fresh citrus and spring flowers in the nose.
Almonds in the plate which has turned into rosemary and fig. Medium body, long aftertaste, complex wine.

Earlier vintage(s)

2016

2017