Pinot Noir Birs

Tokaj 2015

This wine charms the eye with a red ruby color and bright crimson highlights. The nose is marked with notes of rose, raspberry and forest soil. On the palate, the wine has a wonderful concentration of red fruits with subtle savory notes of cloves and toasted hazelnut, which embraces a silky texture and lingering aromatic finish. Enjoy now or keep it for later. 

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

Vineyards

Birsalmás

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. 

The unique exposure and the eroded, clay-rich ryolite loam gives the soil many minerals. Due to these factors the vineyard produces complex wines with great aging potential.

Winemaking

After hand-harvest and rigorous hand-sorting 28-35 days of total maceration to preserve the varietal's character. Controlled malolactic fermentation in stainless steel and small used French oak.

Aged 60% in used French oak for 15 months.

 

 

 

 

 

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 5,7 g/l
Alcohol content 13,5 %
Varietal composition: pinot noir
pH 3,46
Bottle size 0,75 l
Beginning of harvest 2015-09-05
Bottling date 2017-07-19
Vinification In new and used French barrels
Ageing time 15 Month
Vineyards Birsalmás

Tasting

Red ruby color and bright crimson highlights.
Notes of rose, raspberry and forest soil.
On the palate, the wine has a wonderful concentration of red fruits with subtle savory notes of cloves and toasted hazelnut.