BARTA ÖREG KIRÁLY DŰLŐ FURMINT 2017
Type of the wine: White, dry
Grape variety: Furmint
Acidity / alcohol content: 7,1 g/l 12,8%
Terroir, vineyard: Öreg király vineyard (Mád, Tálya)
Training system: Low cordon
Harvest: Hand harvested
Technology: It was fermented in 500 litre Hungarian oak barrel under controlled temperature, then it was matured for 4 months on fine lees. The objective of the barrel choice is to help to open the “wide and long” structure without influencing the aroma profile of Furmint variety. It was bottled in the middle of June 2018.
Quality level: Premium
Temperature: 10 °C
Food pairing: Perfect with medium steak, an ideal partner of spicy meals and nicely harmonizes with roast meat and venison dishes as well.
Available quantity: 1.530 Bottles
Retail price: 8000 HUF / 25 EUROS
Story: Andreas Larsson Best Sommelier in The World: “Pale straw colour. Complex and layered nose offering ripe stone fruit, apricot, sweet citrus with floral and nutty notes. The palate has a very good bite and vital fresh- ness, intense and lingering with pure stone fruit, hazelnut, a nutty spiciness, good volume and a rounded texture followed by a long lingering finish with a bright freshness all along.” 92/100
Pale yellow colour. A heavy wine, it takes a few seconds to open up. Its aromas reflect the characteristics of both the varietal and the terroir. The nose reveals plenty of chestnut and reminds us of the awakening nature in spring with pollens everywhere. Later a touch of clove joins, mainly when tasting. The palate reveals the stunning texture and the balanced richness of flavors –
citrus fruits, feijoa, grapefruit – with a long lasting full body. “The 2017 Furmint is excellent: full bodied, supple, and fairly rich in flavor, with good balance, and a long finish, tasting of pear, toast, apple, vanilla, oak, and lime. A complex wine that will develop with further aging.” Ronn Wiegand MW, MS