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  • Tokaji “Late Harvest” 2016, Dorgó Vineyard, Disznókö, 12.5% vol, 50cl

    Tokaji “Late Harvest” 2016, Dorgó Vineyard, Disznókö, 12.5% vol, 50cl

    HU03

    The Tokaj Dorgó Vineyard is a selection specifically made by Disznókö Estate’s team led by winemaker László Mészáros.

     

    The Dorgó vineyard is located in a beautiful setting at the southern approaches of the Tokaj wine region. Mostly planted with Furmint grapes on volcanic clay soil between 150 and 200 metres above sea level.

     

    The Dorgó Late Harvest is 95 % Furmint and 5 % Zéta from carefully selected botrytised grapes picked at the end of October / begining of November. The grapes are whole bunch pressed and fermented in stainless steel. The wine is then aged for 6 months in 2 and 3 year old, 225 litre barriques.

     

    A pale, golden colour, the nose has aromas of apricot and peach with hints of honey and vanilla. The palate is rich with a creamy structure supported by good acidity. The finish is long and persistent.

     

    Late Harvest makes a great aperitif, is ideal with rich savoury dishes like pâté or a perfect partner to light, fruit based puddings. After opening, it can be kept in the fridge for two weeks.

    £17.40

  • Tokaji Aszú 2008, 5 Puttonyos, Dorgó Vineyard, Disznókö, 12% vol, 50cl

    Tokaji Aszú 2008, 5 Puttonyos, Dorgó Vineyard, Disznókö, 12% vol, 50cl

    HU02

    The Tokaj Dorgó Vineyard is a selection specifically made by Disznókö Estate’s team led by winemaker László Mészáros.

     

    The Dorgó vineyard is located in a beautiful setting at the southern approaches of the Tokaj wine region. Mostly planted with Furmint grapes on volcanic clay soil between 150 and 200 metres above sea level.

     

    Aszú grapes: 70 % Furmint, 20 % Zéta, 10 % Hárslevelű.

     

    2008 was a particularly good year with the autumn bringing misty mornings followed by sunshine – perfect conditions for the development of aszú grapes (botrysied), with rich, powerful flavours. Each aszú grape was individually picked over several passes through the vineyard and stored in stainless steel until vinification.

     

    Base wine and must: 75 % Furmint, 20 % Hárslevelű, 5 % Zéta .

     

    Two thirds of the aszú berries were gently pressed and then macerated in the finished base wine of the same year. The finest of the aszú grapes were macerated (unpressed) in fermenting must for 48-60 hours after which time they were pressed and the wine allowed to complete its fermentation in stainless steel..

    After blending the wine was aged in a mixture of new and used oak barrels (225 litres) for two and a half years. The wine was bottled in the spring of 2012.

     

    Rich golden colour, the bouquet has citrus notes with pineapple, apricot and marmalade. The palate is rounded with a creamy structure balanced by fresh acidity. The finish is very long.

     

    Tasted at the Disznóko vertical in London, the 2008 Tokaji Aszu 5 Puttonyos is a blend of 70% Furmint, 20% Zéta and 10% Hárslevelu, the maceration mostly with finished wine. This has an exceptional bouquet: Satsuma and mandarin, quince and marmalade, wonderful mineralite and tension. The palate is very well balanced with mandarin, lime, orange rind and a touch of quince. This is edgy, a more unpredictable yet compelling Tokaji from Disznoko with a very long and sustained finish. This comes highly recommended—an outstanding 5 Puttonyos.”

    Neal Martin – 96 Points – Oct 2016 The Wine Advocate

     

    Excellent with both rich, savoury and sweet dishes or delicious just on its own.

    £35.52