BÉRES TOKAJI NAPARANY CUVÉE 2016
Type of the wine: White, dry
Grape variety: 60% Furmint 40% Hárslevelű
Acidity / alcohol content: 7,1 g/l / 12,42%
Terroir, vineyard: Lőcse, Diókút vineyard (Erdőbénye)
Training system: Cordon
Harvest: Hand harvested
Technology: Furmint was fermented in wooden barrel, while Hárslevelű was fermented on stainless steel. After blending another, shorter period of barrel ageing took place.
Quality level: Premium
Temperature: 10-12 °C
Food pairing: Roasted chicken or pork.
Available quantity: NA Bottles
Retail price: 4.000 HUF / 13-14 EUROS
Story: The name of the wine, ‘Naparany’ means Gold of the Sun. The ex- pression is taken from a renowned Hungarian poet, László Nagy. A poem written by him in the 70s was dedicated to senior doctor József Béres, founder of the winery. In the poem with the title ‘In the Foot- steps of Late Fools’ ‘Gold of the Sun’ was used as a synonym of values forever – and it ‘rhymes’ with the colour of this wine as well. (Original title: Elhúllt bolondok nyomán)
Deep yellow colour. Its intense, layered nose captures us immediately with peach, honey and toasty notes. The palate is also full of intense spices and fruity notes of yellow flesh fruits. The acids give an ample backbone to the wine even though it is full bodied with accordingly higher alcohol. Its impressive character is outstanding because we can detect some subtle tones of bottle ageing as well. Multi-faceted wine developing beautifully.