FERMENTATION AND AGING
Fermented in stainless steel tanks with selected yeasts. Aged for several months in the same tanks.
Alcohol percentage: 12.41
Total acid (g/l): 7.3
C6 sugars (g/l): 15.4
SO2 at bottling: 128 mg / 32 mg
Zomborka lies on the southeastern slopes of Mád Hill. Topsoil is brown forest loam with volcanic rhiolyte tuff for bedrock. This plot lies 170 yards above see level. About 12 acres of Furmint vines were replanted in 2001 and 2002 at 2×1 yards row and vine spacing. Overall, these grapes are at just the right age to produce the highest quality crop.
VINTAGE AND HARVEST
A mild spring was followed by 5 inches of snow immediately prior to Easter. Vines were not damaged, but rain through the end of June accounted for less-than-ideal berry setting. A draught in August turned into ideal weather through harvest season, with lots of warmth and sunshine to produce perfect aszu berries. This vintage was among the very few outstanding ones in the past ten years for both aszu and dry late-harvest wines. Grapes for this wine were harvested from Borkut and Galambos vineyards (50% volume each)
San Francisco International Wine Competition
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