Oremus

The vineyards at Oremus are mostly on hillsides that rise steeply above the village of Tolcsva in the heart of the Tokaj-Hegyalja appellation. They are close enough to the Bodrog River to benefit from the particular climatic conditions that generate noble rot. All the Oremus vineyards are classified ‘First Growth’, according to the historic Szirmay classification of 1803. The cellars themselves are found under the village Tolcsva, in a labyrinth of hand-hewn cellars dating back to the 12th century.

The wines are made by Tokaj Master Andras Backsos, from the traditional varieties: spicy Furmint, floral Hárslevelü, honeyed Zéta and fruity Muskat Lunel. The process itself is unique: fifty-pound puttonyos (tubs) of juice—paste, really—from botrytis-affected (aszú) grapes, individually picked, are added to 136-liter Gonci casks of regular fermenting must. After a 24-hour maceration, the mixture is pressed, and then aged in oak for as long as ten years.

Image PRODUCT Description Country / Region Region Materials

DB3006-07
Tokaji 5 Puttonyos
2007
Furmint
6/500 Aszú wine production starts with specialised picking of individual botrytis-affected grapes. These shrivelled grapes are... Read More
Hungary

DB3010-05
Tokaji Eszencia
2005
Furmint
6/500 Only made in excellent years when the harvest of noble berries is particularly abundant, this is an incredibly rich and... Read More
Hungary

DB3009-05
Tokaji 6 Puttonyos
2005
Furmint
6/500 Aszú wine production starts with specialised picking of individual botrytis-affected grapes. These shrivelled grapes are... Read More
Hungary

DB7516-10
Tokaji 3 Puttonyos
2010
Furmint
6/500 Aszú wine production starts with specialised picking of individual botrytis-affected grapes. These shrivelled grapes are... Read More
Hungary

DB3007-14
Tokaji Late Harvest
2014
Furmint
6/500 Picked so late that 40 to 50% of the grapes have succumbed to noble rot (aszú in Hungarian), giving concentrated sugars and... Read More
Hungary

DB3008-16
Tokaji Furmint Dry “Mandolas”
2016
Furmint
Oremus pioneered the vinification of high quality, oak-aged dry wine in the region, primarily from the Furmint grape. This fresh, crisp... Read More
Hungary