Teleki

Bott Teleki 2013

Bott, Tokaj (Hungary)
White
Furmint, Hárslevelű
$34.95
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Our Notes: Sold out! Teleki is located near the top of Tokaj Hill’s Southern slope. Planted around 70 years ago and cultivated by hand, the plot only totals around 0.5 hectares. 80% is Furmint and the rest is Hárslevelű. The dominant soil is loess, but this surface layer has been heavily eroded, so roots must dig their way into volcanic tuffa in order to survive. Another key attribute is the low occurrence of Botytis due to more wind at the more exposed higher elevation. Coupled with naturally high acidity and the lower yielding older vines, quality is ensured even in particularly difficult vintages.

The vineyard is harvested twice. Once towards the end of September in order to save a high acid must to be added later (a natural acidifier), and the rest towards the end of October. Since 2012 was one of the driest vintages on record, healthy un-botrytized fruit was able to fully develop on the vine. Fermented slowly with its own yeast in used Hungarian oak, the wine has an incredible balance between weight and flowery aromatics. This is a wine that deserves attention without sacrificing enjoyment. Locals pair it with savory broths, pheasant, venison, and wild boar sausage.

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