Aszú 5 Puttonyos

2013
Hungary
Tokaji-Hegyalja

The Tokaj legend has grown and grown in its four-hundred years of history, but it was not until 1630, when the greatness of Oremus vineyard was first spoken of. Today, it is the one with greatest universal acclaim.

The Tokaj region lies within the range of mountains in Northeast Hungary. Oremus winery is located at the geographical heart of this region.

The production of Aszú wine (teardrop wine) is a meticulous process only possible in exceptional vintages and under unique conditions which enable the development of “Botrytis cinerea” or noble rot.

For hundreds of years it has been made by adding 5 panniers (puttonyos) containing 25 kg of noble Aszú berries to a “Gönc“ barrel (136 litres) of base must.

Aszú berries are macerated for two days until swollen, followed by a gentle press. Fermentation takes place in new Hungarian oak barrels; a slow process which can last up to two months.

The ageing process is completed in 136 and 200-litre barrels for two to three years and bottled for an additional year.

Citrus, peach and apricot aromas characterize the nose of this Aszú 5 puttonyos 2013; Rich, intense on the palate with a long aftertaste of orange blossom and spices.

SKU/Code: 
DB3006-13
Product Line: 
Wine
Dessert
Varietal: 
Furmint