Pajzos Tokaji Furmint Selection 2013

Wine description

Complex, rich Furmint with distinctive citrus flavours and dried tropical fruits (passion fruit, pineapple) with the barrel aging giving vanilla and coconut notes with a refined spiciness.

Harvest in three stages:

- bunches with high acidity, low sugar in mid-September,

- perfectly ripe bunches at the end of September,

- slightly shrivelled or overripe bunches in mid-October.

Fermentation, aging 500-litre new oak barrels with battonage for 6 months. The Mecsek oak barrels endow vanilla and coconut aromas while the local Zemplén strengthen the wine’s body and character enriching it with a peppery spiciness.

Grape variety 100 % Furmint, 45-year-old vines

Volume 750 ml

Data

  • acidity   6.5 gr/l
  • sugar   6.5 gr/l
  • alcohol 15 % vol.

Ageing potential 6-10 years

The vintage

2013 A hot and dry year, the sugar accumulated quickly in the grapes and the acidity remained superbly. It was a lovely vintage for dry wines which have good acidity and slightly higher alcohol. 2013 was also an outstanding year for aszú berries, and we were able to harvest concentrated aszú berries, so this year was particularly propitious for Aszú wines.

Recommended serving: Excellent choice with pink duck breast, roast game and pork.

Awards, scores: VinAgora 2015 , Budapest - Gold Medal; Prestige Reserve 2014, Budapest - Vinum Bonum