Oremus Tokaji Noble Late Harvest Furmint Tokaj, Hungary 2020 ( 500ml)
Oremus Late Harvest combines tradition and innovation and is a new concept among the winery's wines. It is the ideal way to enter the magical world of Tokaj's sweet treasures.
Oremus is the symbol and example of the rewarding of time, experience and knowledge. Of the real expertise in the art of wine.
Late Harvest is produced using a coupage of different varieties. These include the Furmint, whose acidity creates the perfect balance with the sweetness, while the Hárslevelű adds mellowness and a silky texture. The Kövérszőlő and Zéta increase the mellowness and fruitiness, along with the strength of the wine. And then there is the golden Sárga Muskotály that rounds out the nose of the wine.
Bunches are needed for this wine where at least half the grapes are Aszú noble berries, in other words, where there is a significant degree of noble rot.
The late harvest must ferments slowly, so slowly that the roofs of the wineries are often covered in ice and snow by the time it ends. Fermentation stops by itself at around 12% of alcohol.
The wine rests for another half year in small wood barrels in the underground wineries and then is aged for a further year in the bottle.
It is noted for its floral tones, mixed with mellow and citric hints. Fine and elegant nose and it is rich and persistent on the palate. The fine acidity and the sweet fruitiness create a per
The Tokaj legend has grown and grown in its four hundred years of history; but it was not until 1630, when the greatness of the Oremus vineyard was first spoken of. Today, it is the one with greatest universal acclaim.
At harvest several rounds are done, but only those bunches containing at least 50 % of botrytised berries are picked. After destemming, the berries are macerated for 4-12 hours and later pressed, giving the noble rot a leading role. Late Harvest is an interesting coupage of different grape varieties producing a well-balanced wine. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks for 20-30 days. The wine then ages in Hungarian oak barrels (136-litre "Gönc" and 220-litre "Szerednye") for three months and is refined in bottle for a 10-month ageing period.
Late Harvest is a harmonious, fresh, silky wine. It is versatile when drunk, providing a new array of possibilities in each sip.