Aszú Tokaj 5 puttonyos is a sweet wine from the Oremus winery in Hungary, founded by Vega Sicilia. This wine is only made in certain vintages, when the weather means that the grapes are fissured after swelling due to humidity, allowing noble rot or Botrytis cinerea to develop, a highly valued process in the production of naturally sweet wines. Oremus Aszú Tokaj 5 puttonyos undergoes an exacting winemaking process that culminates in 2 to 3 years spent ageing in barrels located in the cellars carved into the volcanic soil underneath the winery. This is a great sweet wine with aromas of peach, apricot, citrus fruit and a good level of acidity, which will retain its sublime characteristics for the next few decades, but we recommend that you taste it today, any excuse is a good one for uncorking a great wine like this one.
Citrus, peach and apricot aromas.
Rich and intense palate with a long finish of orange blossom and spices.
The production of Aszú wine is a meticulous process that is only possible in good vintages and very special conditions.
The production of Aszú wine is a meticulous process that is only possible in good vintages and very special conditions that favor the development of Botrytis cinerea (noble rot). It is still based on measurements from hundreds of years ago, adding 5 baskets (puttonyos) of 25 kg each of Aszú grapes harvested one by one and covered with Botrytis to the base must.
The grapes are macerated for two days until they increase in size, and then they are lightly pressed. Fermentation takes place in new Hungarian oak barrels. It is a slow process that can take up to two months.
The aging phase is completed for two or three years in 136 and 220 liter barrels, and ends with one more year in the bottle.
The 2013 vintage was the second great vintage of sweet wines of the millennium, extraordinary in quality and quantity.
100% manual harvest, in two or three shifts from the end of September to the beginning of November.
The winter was mild, with abundant rainfall that helped to create an ideal water reserve in the soil to start the vegetative cycle. In June the rains continued, although July and August were dry and hot with some storms accompanied by hail. Autumn was mild, with cold nights and sunny days that strengthen the typical acidity of the region. Classic harvest to produce excellent Aszú grains.
Along with that of 2008, the 2013 vintage was the second great vintage of sweet wines of the millennium, extraordinary in quality and quantity.