This 100% Furmint is a fabulously intricate wine of awesome aromatic complexity, choc-a-block with fresh and dried fruit flavours, earthy spices and floral honey notes. It’s super complex with the tangy cut of tangerine and orange brightness to balance the oozing sweetness (it has roughly 140 grams residual). The balance between these elements brings a sense of lightness and a squeaky clean finish, allowing the wine to match savoury dishes as well as sweeter desserts.
Whereas nowadays the puttonyos number corresponds to a minimum amount of residual sugar in the wine, Disznóko still adheres to the ancient method; five wooden hods of 55 pounds of dried grapes are macerated with 136 litres of base wine before the resulting Aszú then ferments at a snail’s pace for as long as it takes. It then ages for two years in used Sauternes barrels.