Royal Tokaji

Tokaj, Hungary

Úrágya 1st Growth, Dry Furmint — 2021

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  • Introduction

    • Úrágya, means “God’s bed”. The vineyard sits in a dip between two extinct volcanoes to the west of Mád. Viewed from our village it is where we see the sun “go to sleep” every night. Our vines are on the western slope in the higher parts of the vineyard. The unique volcanic soils build the structure, backbone and minerality of this delicious dry wine. Maturation in oak barrels adds further complexity and roundness

  • Vintage Report

    • After a late start everything was on track around flowering, mid-June. Summer was quite hot but turned unusually cold at the end of August, beginning of September. This weather delayed ripening and kept acidities high. The harvest for Royal Tokaji dry wines finished
      in October and those who, like us, were patient enough and waited this far produced wines with a very bold structure, good minerality and balance.

  • Vinification

    • After harvesting the Furmint grapes, whole bunches were pressed and fermented in 500 litre Zemplén oak barrels. After fermentation the wine was matured for 10 months in oak (of which 20% new barrels).

    • Bottled: August 2022
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Furmint
    • Alcohol: 14%
    • TA: 7.4 g/L
    • RS: 2.3 g/L
  • Tasting Notes

    • Serving Suggestions: Nice companion to barbecued white meats, even some more serious veal and pork dishes.