Oremus Furmint Petracs, 2017, 750ML

SKU: 630017
Sub region: Hungary
Variety: Furmint
Rating: James Suckling 93

Petrács is the name of our best vineyard in the village of Tolcsva. The name Petrács comes from the plots' former owner, Baron Ernest von Petrasch, Major General in the Imperial Army of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, to whom this magical enclave was given in 1762.

The vineyard is located on the steeper slopes of Tolcsva, planted as bush vines that are in average 60 years old. Mechanization is not possible, so all the work is done by hand.

After harvest the bunches of Furmint are pressed without destemming, than fermented in new French and Hungarian oak barrels. The wine is later aged in oak barrels for 3 months with weekly battonage, and finally left to settle for 5 months. In August the wine is racked from the barrels and ageing continues in stainless steel tanks for another six months until it is bottled in February.

Petracs Furmint is an overwhelming, sharp wine in which the mineral flavor is perceived in a pure and crystalline way. It is deep, long and compresses on the palate concentration and salinity.