FERMENTATION AND AGING
The name KőKövön (‘Standing on Stone”) was inspired by true harmony between soil and grape variety. We believe that our local volcanic basalt terroir results in truly exciting Furmint wines. Bottled in March 2015, this wine is 100% Furmint, with half of volume produced in stainless steel tanks and the other half aged in 500L oak barrels for three months. We think you’ll agree that this 2015 vintage balances a nice, refreshing body with deep complexity.
Alcohol percentage: 12.5
Total acid (g/l): 5.5
C6 sugars (g/l): 2.5
SO2 at bottling: 118 mg / 46 mg
Furmint grapes for Laposa’s KőKövön (“Standing on Stone”) are sourced from parcels on Köves-hegy (“Old Rocky Mountain”) at 220 meters above sea level. The vines are ten years old and flourish in local volcanic soil. Cultivation is challenging due to extremely steep mountain slopes.
VINTAGE AND HARVEST
The 2015 Badacsony vintage is surely one to savor, offering complex fruit flavors, well-defined depth, and a lengthy aromatic finish. Winter was relatively short, cold, and wet, providing key water reserves. A mild, temperate spring contributed to even and timely flowering. A very hot and dry summer followed, culminating in ripening two full weeks ahead of expectations. KőKövön Furmint was harvested from mid-September through early October to ensure optimal acidity levels. The finished wine exhibits unique citrus notes both in fragrance and flavor, and an enhanced mineral, almost stone-like aroma. Elegant, lean, yet light.
San Francisco International Wine Competition – 2016
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