Holdvölgy Culture 2008

Type of the wine: White, sweet
Grape variety: Furmint, Hárslevelű, Zéta
Alcohol content: 11.5%
Acidity: 8.8 g/l
Residual sugar: 176.9 g/l
Vintage: Due to end of September until mid-November the weather was favorably dry and warm for botrytisation. The characteristic of acidity was given a fantastic basis to a birth of a complex botrytised wine. A „Never Seen Before” – balanced, dynamic, smooth and fruity sweet wines are born in this vintage.
Technology: Pressing after 24 hours of maceration, fermentation in stainless steel, ageing in barrel for 36 months
Temperature:  11–12 °C
Produced quantity: 10 500 bottles
Informative retail price: 82 euros

Description

It starts off with vanilla and lots of tropical fruit on the nose, followed by cooler herbal notes, as well as with tertiary aromas of fungus and bread-crust. Full and thick, demonstrating a serious concentration on the palate, with a taste dominated by dried fruit (apricot in the first place), vanilla cream and sweet spiciness – with the latter one to prevail in the finish. A great promise from a specifically „aszús” vintage year.