FERMENTATION AND AGING
Fermented using selected yeasts in new 215L medium and medium+ toasted Hungarian oak barrels without temperature control. Aged in the same barrels, with lees-stirring once a week for 6 months. Bottled in August 2012.
Alcohol percentage: 15.11
total acid (g/l): 5.7
C6 sugars (g/l): 3.5
SO2 at bottling: 110 mg / 20 mg
Lőcse Vineyard was named for the town of Lőcse (Levoca in modern-day Slovakia), at the town owned the lot some 300 years ago. Soil rich in rhyolitic tuff loess over rhyolyte bedroc, clay topsoil, plots on steep slopes, and an excellent microclimate combine to form a highly desirable ecology for wine-growing. Lőcse Vineyard occupies 30 acres and was partially planted more than 35 years ago. Planting was completed in 2005. The plot faces south-east with older rows parallel to the valley and newly planted rows running south to north.
VINTAGE AND HARVEST
2011 was a warm year with average rainfall. Precipitation occurred mostly in spring, resulting in a concentrated yet balanced vintage with softer-than-typical acidity. Crop was extremely healthy and as such, this was a non-selection harvest. The wine is well-balanced, harmonious, with pleasant fruitiness and a touch of oak.
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