Furmint Halas

Bodrog Borműhely Furmint Halas 2012

Bodrog Borműhely, Tokaj (Hungary)
White (13%)
$21.95 $18.00
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Our Notes: The Halas (Fish) vineyard is just southwest of Lapis near the town of Bodrogkisfalud. The vineyard is covered with a think layer of Nyirok—a rich reddish clay unique to Tokaji over a base of hardened rhyolite (volcanic) rock. The microclimate is relatively warm compared to other parts of the appellation, but the vines are 40-50 years old and well adjusted. In addition to Furmint, there is also a small plot of Pinot Noir, which will soon be ready to make wine for the very first time.

Aromatic and razor sharp. Fermented much the same way as the other Bodrog wines in local Szeredny oak, the 2012 vintage yielded a very dry and acid driven wine. Where the single vineyard Lapis is creamy and mineral sweet, the Halas vineyard is more tea like in flavor and texture. Still incredibly young and recently bottled, this wine will continue to evolve in the coming months into the more fiery side of Furmint. Pairs very well with fatty and spicy soups, and despite the name of the vineyard meaning fish, it is in fact delicious with fresh water fish.

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