Late Harvest 2016
Made from botrytized and shriveled Furmint grapes, one of the traditional grape varieties used for making the Disznoko 5 Puttonyos and 6 Puttonyos wines. This wine is aged for only a few months in traditional Hungarian oak casks, and is then bottled, capturing its freshness.
The Late Harvest is made primarily from botrytized Furmint grapes, one of the traditional grape varieties used for making the Disznoko 5 Puttonyos and 6 Puttonyos wines. There is also a small percentage of Zéta (7%) and Hārslevelü (3%).
For this wine, the winery prefers to work with entirely botrytized bunches. The grapes are de-stemmed, followed by skin contact with the must and fermentation in stainless steel tanks. The wine is then aged for 6 months in 225 liter oak casks.
Light golden color, with green reflections. Yellow plums, nectarines, stone and citrus fruits on the nose with spicy and vegetal hints. The attack is fresh, and the pallet very rich, with a good acidity, and a salivating finish.
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