Oremus Tokaji Aszu 3 Puttonyos

Oremus Tokaji Aszu 3 Puttonyos

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From Oremus's first growth, hillside vineyards in the heart of the Tokaj-Hegyalja appellation, the grapes for this wine were grown in volcanic tufa soils, similar to the Loire. Aszu (which means "noble rot" in Hungarian) wine production starts with specialized picking of botrytis affected grapes, which are then pounded into a paste and stored in 20-25kg tubs, called puttonyos. The tub's contents are then mixed with the base wine in specific proportions; so this wine is three puttonyos per 136 liter cask of base wine. Wine Spectator described the 1999 vintage as: "very spicy, offering cinnamon, clove and apricot flavors, tightly wound around the core of acidity..." This 2000 is equally delightful, with rich, citrus zest and dried fruit flavors