Oremus Tokay 3 puttonyos
After the fall of the ironclad Russian communist regime (Soviet, sorry) in the late 1980s, many of the Eastern European countries suddenly found themselves fully exposed to the good and bad that democracy could bring them, and Hungary was one of the they. In this troubled river of fledgling privatizations, a wild Vega Sicilia caught one of the biggest oenological fish on the world scene in the Magyar country. The Oremus Tokay thus began a process of modernization and professionalization, since to date it was a practically handmade product.
In those years when Hungary was just beginning to open up to the world, the application of the most modern Spanish winemaking techniques seemed a complicated and risky operation. Hungary, at that time, had a series of limited infrastructures that greatly conditioned the future expectations foreseen for the area. It seemed that it was easier to start from scratch than to try to raise the level of local winemaking skills to the western level.
But with all these technical limitations, the Alvarez family had also acquired one of the most unique, fascinating, complex and mysterious vineyards in the world, capable of extracting from the ground, for some, the best wine in the world. The year 2000 was a good year for the tokaji vineyard, a hot and humid summer season favored the abundant sprouting of the much desired botrytis, which affected a significant part of the total vineyard. Botrytis or noble rot is the fungus that affects the grape grain with a drying process and is essential for the preparation of the sweet Hungarian tokay.
the 3 puttonyos of the title refers to the number of baskets (called puttonyos) of aszú grape (the grape raisined by botrytis), of 25 kgs of capacity that are mixed in the tub with 136 liters of conventional white wine, in which slow fermentation develops.
At sight it presents a suggestive and bright golden color with amber reflections, dense and sinuous tears.
On the nose clear honeyed notes, dried apricots but also reminiscences of citrus, mainly mandarin, peach and pear. light touches of fine pastries and cinnamon.
In the mouth, the first thing that catches the eye, unexpectedly, is a marked acidity that makes, together with the sweetness of the wine itself, a very, very pleasant set, it enters the mouth powerfully, with intensity and breadth and remains there for a long time, very Persistent and intense, the aftertaste revives a fleshy reminder of quince paste.
Oremus Tokay 3 Puttonyos
Winery: Tokaj-Oremus LTD (Grupo Vega Sicilia) Area: Tokaj (Hungary) Grape: Furmint, mainly Wine: Sweet Price: 25 Euros Score: 9
Directly to the Paladar l Tokay, king of wines, wine of kings Directly to the Paladar l Tokaji and Aszú
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