Meszes Yellow Muscat 2013
The grapes for our vineyard-selected Furmint come
from a slope on the outskirts of Szegilong settlement.
The largest contiguous area of our family estate
with its excellent terroir can be found on the Hatalos
slope steeply inclining towards the south-east, and
due to its mineral-rich soil capable of producing high
quality wines. The size of the plantation is 3 ha.
Date of planting: 1998.
Canopy management: mid-high cordon, 3-meter
row distance, and 1-meter spacing between vines.
Winemaking-ripening: To preserve the value of the high quality grapes our wine is
produced by using conventional methods. At our winery the
harvest takes place in two phases. The harvest for our dry
wine is from early to mid-October, with only 1 or 2 grape
clusters left on the vines long enough to develop the “noble
rot” mold by the second phase in November for our lateharvest
and „Tokay”-wines. In case of dry wines after crushing
and destemming the berries are gently pressed, then the
gained juice is settled. 225 liter oak barrels are used for the
fermentation process. After fermentation the „Battonage”
winemaking technique is applied, then for the vineyardselected
wines 6-8 months oak barrel ripening follows.
Alcohol: 14% vol
Sugar: 6 g/l
Acid: 6 g/l
Quantity: 3000 bottles
Our 2012 Hatalos Furmint comes from very nicely ripped
grapes. A fruity, juicy item, with a little sweetness. It is a
full-bodied wine with enough acidity. Minerality, a bit of
camphor, with floral markings, many tertiary aromas and
fermentation esters can be perceived among its flavors.