Furmint / Medve

Tokaj 2015

Bold and proportionate nose. Boasting aromas of lavender, acacia honey, thyme and good tobacco interact gracefully with quince and milky almond on the palate. Very complex, silky texture with a lingering perfumed and mineral finish. Highly enjoyable at release but will age gracefully for years to come.

 

Varietal composition: furmint
Recommended drinking temperature: 12 ℃
Alcohol content: 14 %
Bottle size: 0,75 l
Details

Vineyards

Medve vineyard

The Medve vineyard is one of our highest located 250-270 m above sea level. The vineyard is surrounded by forests which cools down the climate. The delicate forest floor brings resin notes to the wines. The high magnesium soil content (can also be found in the Rhein region) adds vibrant minerality, bold character and an enjoyable sharpness to the wines. 

 

Winemaking

Hand-sorted bunches and hand-selected berries briefly cold-soaked and gently pressed.  Indigenous yeast fermentation in stainless steel tanks and wooden barrels. Sur lie aging for 2 and 4 months, respectively. 50%  malolactic fermentation.  

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 14 %
Varietal composition: furmint
pH 3,46
Bottle size 0,75 l
Beginning of harvest 2015-10-10
Bottling date 2016-08-12
Vinification in barrels
Ageing time 4 Month
Vineyards Medve

Tasting

Light gold.
Boasting aromas of lavender, acacia honey, thyme and good tobacco interact
Very complex, silky texture with a lingering perfumed and mineral finish.

Earlier vintage(s)

2013