Furmint / Birsalmás

Tokaj 2015

Spectacularly intense and elegant with distinct aromas of mint and camomille, accented with oyster shell minerality. Generous in the mouth, the wine displays flavors of lemon zest, honey, anise, salty almond and fine tobacco. In the mouth, the wine is tactile and gourmand with extreme purity. Layered and seductive, the finish is very long. 

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

Vineyards

Birsalmás vineyard

We have  done essential preservation to the vineyard within  the last two years: vines were restructured, erosion prevention measures were implemented and centuriesold terraces were given a new lease of life. The stone walls were rebuilt in an angle to give solid protection against water downpour and soil erosion. 

Winemaking

Hand-harvested clusters and berries pre-chilled, cold-soaked for 6-hours. Fermented with indigenous yeast in oak. Sur Lie –aging for 5 months, battonage regularly. 60% malolactic fermentation. Aged for 5 months in mostly used French and Hungarian oak. 

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 Wine
Acidity 5,4 g/l
Alcohol content 13,5 %
Varietal composition: furmint
pH 3,38
Bottle size 0,75 l
Beginning of harvest 2015-09-28
Bottling date 2016-07-21
Vinification In new and used barrels.
Ageing time 5 Month
Vineyards Birsalmás

Tasting

Light gold.
Spectacularly intense and elegant with distinct aromas of mint and camomille, accented with oyster shell minerality.
Generous in the mouth, the wine displays flavors of lemon zest, honey, anise, salty almond and fine tobacco.

Earlier vintage(s)

2012