FERMENTATION AND AGING
Juice was pressed after 8 hours of maceration. Fermented in 500L neutral barrels with selected yeast. Aged in neutral and new oak barrels and bottled in September 2014.
Alcohol percentage: 14.0
Total acid (g/l): 6.7
C6 sugars (g/l): 37.4
SO2 at bottling: 288 mg / 41 mg
Lapis is among the best-situated vineyards on Tokaj Hill. Clay topsoil, with crushed rhyolite tuff, rests on a bedrock of tuff. Topsoil depth varies between 10 and 20 feet, so vine roots are able to easily reach bedrock. between 10-20 feets, so the roots of the wine can easily reach the tuff bedrock.
VINTAGE AND HARVEST
The 2012 vintage was more favorable for late-harvest Szamorodnistyle wines than for Aszú. September was dry without botrytis spreading heavily along the region. Some grapes did shrivel; overall, crops were very healthy. Berries were whole-bunch harvested during the first two weeks of November.
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