Tokaji Aszú
Tokaj / 2003

A blend of Varietals: Furmint (90%) and Hárslevelű (10%). Bright golden color. Cantaloupe and dried apricot in the nose with a hint of vanilla. The sugar is in perfect balance with its vibrant and lively acids. Dessert wine and a lovely dessert in itself.

Alcohol: 10 %, Sugar: 222 g/l, Acidity: 9,2 g/l.

Region:
  • Average vine age: 30-35 years
  • Elevation: 180-200 meters
  • Planting density: 3000-5000 vine/hectares, grape yield: 500 l/ha
  • Exposure: S-E, S, S-SW
  • Soil type: various volcanic soils (zeolite, riolite, tufas), loess.
  • Harvest: 25 November-4 December, 2003
Growing season:

Spring was very dry in 2003, followed by a long, hot summer. After a wonderfully balanced ripening season we started the harvest on November 20. Thanks to the humid mornings and our rigorous cluster selection we harvested exceptional quality berries. This aszú has all the beauty of the vintage: it is round and well-structured with the incomparable Tokaj- acidity. Will age gracefully in the next decade or more.

Winemaking:
  • Hand-harvested with strict cluster selection;
  • Perfectly botrytized grapes picked by hand;
  • Barrel fermented with indigenous yeast, 8 months to complexion,
  • Aged in new oak (55% Hungarian, 30% French, 15% American) for 36 months.
  • Bottled: November 21, 200
Dijak, cikkek:

International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC) 2007 -Gold Medal, Best in Class Award.