Royal Tokaji

Tokaj, Hungary

Vineyard Selection Dry Furmint, Tokaj – 2017

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  • Introduction

    • This dry furmint is from estate-grown grapes and is an expression of Royal Tokaji’s 1st Growth single-vineyards around the Mád commune, which all feature volcanic soils. This is noted on the label with the Hungarian word, Dűlőválogatás, which translates to vineyard selection.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Vineyards: The Mád commune, exclusively from Szt. Tamas and Nyulaszo 1st Growths.
    • Appellation: Tokaj, Hungary
  • Vintage Report

    • After a chilly January, the temperatures rose evenly through the spring. Relatively high temperature during the summer contributed to earlier ripening and harvest. Furmint grapes were harvested at the end of September. This vintage proved to be outstanding with ideal balance for the dry wines.

  • Vinification

    • Fermentation: Whole bunches were gently pressed and fermented in Hungarian oak barrels (300 L and 500 L) from the Zemplen Forest.
    • Malolactic: None
    • Barrel Aging: Hungarian oak (20% new) for six months.
    • Bottled: July 2018
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Furmint
    • Alcohol: 13.5%
    • TA: 7.1 g/L
    • RS: 1.2 g/L
  • Tasting Notes

    • Concentrated wine with a firm but floral aroma, hints of apple and gooseberry leading into an intense, structured, medium-bodied style showing minerality, spice and a long crisp finish. 

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  • Royal Tokaji Vineyard Selection Dry Furmint, Tokaj – 2017 – Blue Lifestyle – 92 Points

    Silky, juicy and round; dry, bright and tangy, long and fresh; a lovely example of what this variety, which is usually just made into sweet wines, can achieve as a dry wine.

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