Characteristics of the vintage
After a very rainy end of 2019, 2020 started with a mild and dry winter, then the weather was very dry and rather cool until the end of May. Summer was rainy and cooler than average, and the grapes ripened slightly later than in the previous years. The weather during harvest was also humid, we had to harvest very selectively, but it allowed us to make fresh, acidity driven, fruity dry wines.
Straw yellow robe. Very fresh, fruity nose with pear and ripe apple aromas. Fresh and integrated acidity with a certain weight on the palate with pleasant texture and a sweet touch and minerality in the finish.
The grapes were pressed directly without destemming, allowed to settle for a night and then ferment in stainless steel vats at between 16-18°C. About half of thelots went through malolactic fermentation.
The wine was aged on its fine lees in stainless steel vats for 4 months. Bottling in March 2021 in 750 ml Tokaji bottle with glass stoppers.
Three different plots of the Disznókő vineyard specifically destined forth is dry wine were harvested and vinified separately. Manuel harvest of fully ripened, healthy bunches started on the 16th of September for the western slopes, followed by the southern slopes on the 23rd and 25th of September. The grapes were picked in small boxes of 20 kg (44 lbs).
Residual sugar: 2 g/l
Total acidity: 5.9 g/l
Disznókő Tokaji Dry Furmint 2020 is an exceedingly drinkable wine perfect for so many occasions; quenching your thirst on a hot summer's day, the perfect companion to light meals, great for an evening with friends around the barbecue. Excellent as an aperitif, with fish and light sauces (e.g. herring) or seafood (superb with oysters and caviar), as well as poultry, game birds and salads. Serve Disznókő Tokaji Dry Furmint cool (10°C). After opening, enjoy immediately. Drink young to enjoy the full expression of its fresh fruit and minerality.