Oremus Tokaji Aszú 5 Puttonyos 2014
Tokaj has taken on increasingly legendary status throughout its four-hundred years of history. However, the first mention of the greatness of Oremus vineyard was only in 1630; today it is universally acclaimed.
The Tokaj region lies within a range of mountains in north-eastern Hungary. The Oremus winery is located at its geographical centre.
Aszú (teardrop) wine production is a meticulous process that is only possible with good vintages and under unique conditions that flavor the development of “Botrytis cinerea” (noble rot).
Measurements dating back centuries are still used. 5 baskets (puttonyos) containing 25 kg of individually harvested Aszú grapes covered in Botrytis are added to the base must.
The grapes are macerated for two days until they swell, before being gently pressed. Fermentation takes place in new Hungarian oak barrels. It is a slow process that can take up to two months.
The ageing process completes in 136 and 200 litre barrels for two to three years, before being bottled for another year.
Alcohol by volume: 12 %
Sugar: 137 g/l
Acidity: 9 g/l
Variety: Furmint, Hárslevelü, Zéta and Sárgamuskotály
Harvest 100 % hand-picked, in two or three shifts from late September to early November
STORAGE, SERVING AND DRINKING WINDOW
This wine is suitable for drinking now, but it can be aged for up to 40 years if stored in the ideal conditions of: 54-57 ºF and 60 % relative humidity.
24,226 – 50 cl bottles.