Late Harvest Cuvée

Tokaj 2017

A Lively blend of Furmint (86%) and Yellow Muscat (14%). Shiny gold with oriental aromas of saffron, vanilla and dried apricot. The Furmint`s pronounced mineral backbone is balanced by the lovely Yellow Muscat. Refreshing in the mouth, minerality and natural sweetness in perfect harmony. Rich, endless dessert wine with a touch of funky botrytis biterness at the end.  

Varietal composition: sárgamuskotály,furmint
Recommended drinking temperature: 10 ℃
Alcohol content: . %
Bottle size: 0,5 l
Details

Winemaking

Furmint clusters with ideally shriveled and botrytized-berries harvested in whole than picked and separated; 12-hour cold-soak in stainless steel tanks.

Indigenous yeast fermentation in stainless steel tanks.

Aged in stainless steel only

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 Dessert wine
Acidity . g/l
Alcohol content . %
Varietal composition: sárgamuskotály,furmint
pH .
Bottle size 0,5 l
Beginning of harvest 2017-10-18
Bottling date 2018-07-26
Vinification steel only
Ageing time 3 hónap acél tartályban Month
Vineyards Szent Tamás, Medve, Dorgó

Tasting

Shiny gold.
Oriental aromas of saffron, vanilla and dried apricot.
Its pronounced mineral backbone is balanced by the lovely Yellow Muscat. It is refreshing in the mouth harmoniously with acid sweat, along with some botrytis bitterness.