Tokaj Classic Winery Ltd., Hungary


Tokaji Aszú 6 Puttonyos

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Alcohol content: 10.8% by Vol
Sugar free extract: 49.1 g/L
Residual sugar: 180 g/L
Acidity: 11.8 g/L
Sulfur (SO2):   299 mg/L
Bottle size: 500 mL
Calories: 132 cal per 100 mL
Varieties: 65% Furmint, 30% Hárslevelű, 5% Muscat Lunel
Harvest time: End of November
Origin: Mád, Király and Betsek
Character: Perhaps the best vintage since the legendary 1972. Its racy and concentrated acidity provides the backbone for its immense sweetness. Aromas of apricots and dried tropical fruits, orange marmalade.
Soil: Clay topsoil, with volcanic, high lime, iron subsoil containing rhiolite, trachyte, andesite and zeolite substances. Moisture is present in tufa rocks. Added soil compounds laid down through ancient fumaroles, lend a powerfully rich, complex minerality to the wine.
Cellar technology: Furmint, Hárslevelű and Muscatel are used as base wine. First fermentation in used oak barrels from December 15th to the end of February. After the hand-picked Bortritis grapes have been leached in the base wine, the 3-year second fermentation begins.
Storage: After fermentation, it is stored for 9 months at a constant temperature of 12.8°C and 80% humidity in new and used 226-liter Tokaji oak barrels, followed by clarification and bottling in October 2004.
Lifespan: Drink before 2050
Closure: Natural cork with red wax seal
Comments: Wine Advocate 2013: 93 points; IWSC England Gold 2005, Wine Spectator: 94 points