Tokaji Oremus - Noble Late Harvest Sweet Furmint 2008 - Sweet Wine 37.5cl Bottle

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Tokaji Oremus - Noble Late Harvest Sweet Furmint 2008
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37.5cl Bottle
On Offer : Was £14.68 - Now £12.80
£12.80
Available 27th Sep 2014
 

Description:
This wine was made with bunches selected at the end of the harvest; bunches with overripe grapes and 40% of aszu grapes.

The selection of bunches, which was begun in the vineyard, was completed on arrival at the winery. After a skill full wine elaboration, with a fermentation lasting from two to three weeks, the wine stays aging in barrels almost half a year before the bottling.

The late harvest wines of Tokaj Oremus compete with similar wines from other regions around the world, its attractive relies on the aszu grapes content. Elegant wines, mild sweet with citric and honey aromas.

The aszu grapes content which gives its specific character to the great Tokaj wines and the balance between the sweetness and acidity represent two factors that leads Oremus to discover and understand the wines from Tokaj.



Category(s):     Dessert Wine

Producer: Tokaji Oremus   -   www.tokajoremus.com
ABV:   13.5%
Brand:   Tokaji Oremus
Country of Origin:   Hungary
Malolactic Fermentation:   Yes
Region:   Tokaj
Vintage:   2008

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Tokaji Oremus - Dry Furmint Mandolas 2009In Stock   75cl Bottle£ 15.29
Tokaji Oremus - Noble Late Harvest Sweet Furmint 200827th Sep 2014   37.5cl Bottle£ 12.80

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Producer Information

When the Hungarian state monopoly was broken up in 1993, David Alvarez of Vega Sicilia realised the immense potential of the centuries-old Oremus vineyards and jumped at the chance to invest, creating the Tokaji Oremus company we have today.

Since then, after decades of Communist neglect, the 115 hectares of vineyards are being modernized, including replanting which has doubled the vines/ha coverage to over 5500. The vines are spread out over a dozen different sites in the Zemplen hills, but they all share the benefit of the volcanic soils they lie on. Given its high natural acidity and its propensity to botrytise well, it is no surprise that furmint makes up nearly half of the vine-growing area.

Although vinification techniques have been brought up to date, with the introduction of stainless steel facilities, the traditional principles are retained: selected asz�� berries (those affected by noble rot) are added in varying proportions to the must of pressed, basic ��dry wine�� grapes.

The puttonyos system is still employed: a 27.2 kg basket of raisined grapes equates to 1 puttony, so the number of baskets added dictates whether the asz�� number is 3,4,5 or 6 puttonyos. Maceration then takes place for 24 hours before fermentation in wood or steel.

The modern style Late Harvest Sweet Furmint is now a firm favourite. Made from selected bunches of grapes, about half of which have been affected by noble rot, it is an exotically fragrant wine, with honeyed apricot fruit kept in check by lively acidity.

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