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THE ODDITY TOKAJI FURMINT DRY 2007

This year provided us an interesting but very difficult season. It started very mild but arid in winter. There was no real frost and we were a bit worried about having too many infections in the vineyard but thanks for the good spraying in 2006 we could see developing very healthy vineyards. Spring continued to be dry and warm until the end of May, when we had plenty of rain. We can apparently expect having long, wet and cold blossoming in June as we practiced during the last three years in series. However summer was generally hot and dry. There was hardly any rain in August. Veraison was very early but because of the rainy September sugar hardly increased in this month for three weeks. Though we had expected early harvest in August we could not do it because of the above mentioned reason.

Alcohol

14.5%

Sugar

6.4 g/l

Acidity

6.4 g/l

Bottling date

2008 August

Vintage

2007

In Other Vintage

Autumn was rainy and cold. Thanks for the windy periods, berries could dry up and sugar exceeded the right level.
Early aszu berries had medium quality but because of the alternating rainy and dry, windy days perfect botrytis could develop on berries by the second half of the harvest. This way we have large amount of aszu berries at high quality.
On the other hand this vintage was very good for dry and late harvest wines as well but selection was even more important than before.
Wines we have made so far are rich and having lovely balance out of this vintage. Pale green lemon colour, on the nose some hints of spicy oak as well as lemon, ripe apples. On the pallet it is dry with a refreshing acidity.