FERMENTATION AND AGING
Fermented in stainless steel tanks with selected yeast. Yeast was carefully chosen for its neutral profile to allow for the grape varietal’s flavor qualities to dominate. Following fermentation, aged in steel tanks for 2-3 months then in 500L barrels for 10 months.
Alcohol percentage: 13.96
Total acid (g/l): 7.8
C6 sugars (g/l): 6.1
SO2 at bottling: 147 mg / 35 mg
Birtok Furmint contains grapes from three separate vineyards. Plantedin 1998, the Hatalos plot (8 acres in size) is on a steep slope facing southeast, with clay and broken rocks dominant in the soil. The second plot, Meszes (6 acres), is also on a steep hillside facing south, planted in the 1950’s, and covered primarily in clay. The final plot, Új-Bukler (3 acres and planted in the 1970’s), faces west on a gradual incline with clay and broken rocks dominant in the soil once again. Rows are 10 feets apart, and individual vines are planted 3.5 feets apart.
VINTAGE AND HARVEST
An early-onset ripening period resulted in healthy crop without botrytis. Harvest started in mid-September. Lots harvested first displayed higher acidity; lots harvested in early October displayed more body.
San Francisco International Wine Competition – 2016
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