Sárgamuskotály

Tokaj 2018

Cheerful and full of energy. Bone dry as always, successfully skipping all the bad semi-sweet accidents these “Muscat” type of wines are often getting into. Crisp and clean with vanilla, mango, and lavender in the nose, lime, and apricot on the palate. Ready for summer, hopefully, we (you!) don't finish it before.

 

 

Varietal composition: sárgamuskotály
Recommended drinking temperature: 10 ℃
Alcohol content: 13,5 %
Bottle size: 0,75 l
Details

Winemaking

Hand-harvested and selected grapes cooled in dry ice, to preserve primer aromas and freshness. Pressed and fermented in stainless steel tanks (18-20 °C). Indigenous yeast fermentation.

Aged in stainless steel only.

 

The Year

2018 was an extremely dry and hot year with timely pruning. After frostbite, the shoots started to develop so intensely we haven't experienced before. By the end of June, we were done with all the green works we usually finish by late July. Ripening went the same way, literally in a blink. Our first harvest date was the 2nd of August with sparkling wine base Chardonnay from Birsalmás-vineyard. Due to our conscious choice of clones and varietals on the respective vineyards, we had a minimal loss of botrytis or volatility. In the fall, botrytis almost entirely failed to show up, therefore we, unfortunately, won't produce aszú wines from this year. On a happier note, grape quality for late harvest was simply stunning, we managed to pull in awesome quality grapes wrapping up the harvest unusually early, on October 24th.

Details

Type White wine
Acidity 5,6 g/l
Alcohol content 13,5 %
Varietal composition: sárgamuskotály
pH 3,44
Bottle size 0,75 l
Beginning of harvest 2018-08-24
Bottling date 2018-12-05
Vinification 100% stainless steel
Ageing time 2 Month
Vineyards Medve

Tasting

Pale yellow.
Crisp and clean with vanilla, mango, and lavender in the nose.
Lime, and apricot on the palate. Ready for summer, hopefully, we (you!) don't finish it before.

Earlier vintage(s)

2016

2017