Somloi Vandor – Furmint – Dry Furmint

Somlói Vándor
Furmint

2015

FERMENTATION AND AGING

Half of volume fermented in 500L new Hungarian oak barrels with the other half spontaneously fermented in stainless steel tanks. Following fermentation, wines tank-aged together for 6 months. Bottled in April 2016.

TECHNICAL DATA

Alcohol percentage: 12.5
Total acid (g/l): 5.6
C6 sugars (g/l): 0
SO2 at bottling: 70 mg / 30 mg
pH: 3.2

THE VINEYARD

Furmint grapes for this wine, planted in 2000, were grown on Somló’s southern slopes. This is one of my favorite areas of the hill, where the soil is rich in loess and mixed with large pieces of basalt rocks.

VINTAGE AND HARVEST

2015 was a very balanced vintage, even though late summer was hot and dry. Somló experienced average rainfall, and the many hours of sunshine resulted in a slow end-ripening period during early to mid-fall. These conditions allowed for fully phenolic ripening without botrytis. The grapes were hand-picked on October 3rd with yields around 1-1,5 kg/vine.

$ 24.00 $144.00 / 6 pk

tastes like
citrus
ready to drink
elegant
goes well with
lamb
veal
awesome for
chilling out on the weekend
impressing wine geek friends
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