Disznoko - Tokaji - Late Harvest - Sweet2015
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For this wine, the winery selected entirely botrytized part bunches from the end of October until mid November. The grapes were de-stemmed, followed by skin contact with the must and fermentation in stainless steel tanks. The wine was aged for 10-12 months in 225 liter oak and bottled in April 2014.
Disznoko spreads over 250 acres at the south-west entrance of the Tokaj region. Tokaj is thought to be the first vineyard region in the world to have adopted a classification system and, incredibly, the entire Disznoko estate was classified as a first growth property in 1772 at the time of the initial classification by royal decree. The estate’s vineyards today are still wholly classified as first growth.
A fairly rich and elegant late harvest with a lot of botrytis character. The nose is citrusy and evokes bitter orange, fresh apricot, and spices. The attack is gentle and continues with broad, creamy structure, round acidity, and a lingering finish with just a hint of bitterness.
The Late Harvest is made primarily from botrytized Furmint grapes, one of the traditional grape varieties used for making the Disznoko 5 Puttonyos and 6 Puttonyos wines. There is also a small percentage of two other local grapes: Hárslevelu (10%) and Zeta (5%). This wine is aged for only
a few months in traditional Hungarian oak casks, and is then bottled, capturing its freshness.