FERMENTATION AND AGING
Fermented in 500L Hungarian oak barrels with selected yeasts. Aged in the same barrels for 6 months.
Alcohol percentage: 11.99
Total acid (g/l): 6.2
C6 sugars (g/l): 7.8
SO2 at bottling: 127 mg / 30 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
This was a challenging vintage. The first half of the year was remarkably dry with heavy precipitation following in June through September. Harvest season was exceptionally rainy as well. Regardless, this wine (although quite limited in volume) is excellent in acidity due to careful hand-selection during two-phase picking (September 19 and 24) at Zomborka vineyard.
San Francisco International Wine Competition
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