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

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

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SKU : HU02

£38.28

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.