Tokaj Classic Winery Ltd., Hungary


Tokaji Szamorodni "Prelude"

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Alcohol content: 12.0% by Vol
Sugar free extract: 35.7 g/L
Residual sugar: 153.8 g/L
Acidity: 5.4 g/L
Sulfur (SO2):   259 mg/L
Bottle size: 500 mL
Calories: 128 cal per 100 mL
Varieties: 75% Furmint, 20% Hárslevelű, 5% Muscat Lunel
Harvest time: Nov 15 - Dec 19 2013, quantity 8.5 hL/ha.
Origin: Mád, Király and Betsek
Character: Harvested at season’s very end. Contains five percent botrytis berries. High sugar content with pronounced flowery notes as well as dried fruits. Traditionally accompanies foie gras. Soft acidity on the palate. Sweet "Beerenauslese" with a pronounced botrytis taste. In the background are tropical fruits, quince, and the aroma of wild flowers. Very young.
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: A high percentage of the botrytis affected berries on the bunches resulted in an excellent crop. After a short maceration and pressing, the juice was fermented at low temperature in steel tanks.
Storage: At a constant temperature of 12.8°C and 80% humidity, in small 135-L oak Tokaj casks. Followed by nine months resting time in casks. Purification and completion effected by bottling in July 2015.
Lifespan: Drink before 2030
Closure: Natural cork with silver capsule
Comments: Berlin Wine Trophy 2021 Gold