6 Puttonyos 2000
The highest classification of sweetness until you reach some one-off rarities, these 6 Puttonyos wines are almost immortal, and show best with several years of age when the incredible sweet fruit starts to mingle with spices and other secondary notes. Lucky for us, Disznoko holds back its 6 Puttonyos for just this very reason.
Made from 60% Furmint, 30% Harslevelu and 10% Zeta, the aszú grapes (shriveled grapes affected by noble rot and shriveled on the vine) are collected manually one by one over the course of several vineyard passes.
A total of 6 wooden hods of 55 pounds are poured into a vat of 136 liters of must wine, according to the method established in the 17th century. After a maceration of several hours, the “Aszú dough” obtained is filtered. The collected liquid is then racked into barrels where it ferments slowly before being aged 2 years in oak barrels.
2000 was a very comfortable vintage, like a rally with a good friend on the tennis court, the ball bouncing back and forth in a regular and smooth rhythm under the hot sun. This is an outstanding vintage in Tokaj and at Disznókő. Warm and dry from late April, the vines had already begun to bloom in mid May. A dry, hot summer brought very early ripening, and by late August the grapes were ripening nicely. The aszú grapes had a deep violet colour, their flesh were dark jam-like, the seeds brown and completely dry. They have become opulent wines giving true pleasure.
Progressing from golden to deep amber depending on its age. Great precision and finesse in the nose. When young, Disznókő Tokaji Aszú 6 puttonyos buzzes with freshness: citrus, honey, tropical fruits. Over 10 years old, it has developed even greater aromatic complexity with the emergence of dried fruits, spices (mints), tobacco box and toasted notes. Creamy and full-bodied, while retaining the distinctive Disznókő freshness. Intensity combined with finesse and a lingering finish. Opulent and elegant.
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