Royal Tokaji

Tokaj, Hungary

Vineyard Selection Dry Furmint, Tokaj – 2016

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  • Introduction

    • This dry furmint is from estate-grown grapes and is an expression of Royal Tokaji’s 1st Growth single-vineyards around the Mád commune, which all feature volcanic soils.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Vineyards: The Mád commune, exclusively from Szt. Tamas and Nyulaszo 1st Growths.
    • Appellation: Tokaj, Hungary
  • Vintage Report

    • A mild and dry winter, then a long, mild spring, led to an unusually long flowering season and some uneven fruit set. Summer was almost perfect, but for some hail, which did not do serious damage. Alas, September rains brought picking challenges, but did not diminish the overall quality of the vintage – good ripeness and acidity – that the growing season brought. Harvest for our dry styles was at the end of September.

  • Vinification

    • Fermentation: Whole bunches were gently pressed and fermented in Hungarian oak barrels (300 L and 500 L) from the Zemplen Forest.
    • Malolactic: None
    • Barrel Aging: Hungarian oak (20% new) for six months.
    • Bottled: July 2017
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Furmint
    • Alcohol: 13.5%
    • TA: 6.8 g/L
    • RS: 2.2 g/L
  • Tasting Notes

    • Concentrated wine with a firm but floral aroma, hints of apple and gooseberry leading into an intense, structured, medium-bodied style showing minerality, spice and a long crisp finish.