Pinot Noir Padi

Tokaj 2017

The nose is dominated by surprisingly deep red fruit aromas, ripe dark cherry and blackberry. Bold first sip with plum and cherry, velvety rich appereance on the palate. Impressive length with charming salty minerality.   

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

Padihegy

Surrounded by a white riolite fence with quartz blocks the Padihegy vineyard was planted eight years ago. Due to the delicate quality and unique balance of soil, it has become the only vineyard in the Villany or any other wine region with this quality of wines. Padihegy has played a key role in the harvesting of sparkling wines, with new Chardonnay and Pinot Noir plantations developing in the future.

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 80% in used French oak and 20% in ceramic egg for 10 months.

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 Wine
Acidity 5,5 g/l
Alcohol content 13,5 %
Varietal composition: pinot noir
pH 3,51
Bottle size 0,75 l
Beginning of harvest 2017-09-04
Bottling date 2019-06-19
Vinification in used oak barrels and in ceramic eggs
Ageing time 10 Month
Vineyards Padihegy

Tasting

Red ruby color
The nose is dominated by surprisingly deep red fruit aromas, ripe dark cherry and blackberry.
Bold first sip with plum and cherry, velvety rich appereance on the palate.

Earlier vintage(s)

2015