Tokaj, Hungary (Toke-Eye)
85% Furmint, 15% Hárslevelű
Rhyolite with strong brown clay soil and tufa
2 weeks fermentation on the skin then slow fermentation until March in wood barrels.
Notes & Pairings
This wine has been a long time coming. This is the first commercial skin contact wine from Bodrog. Deák is a historic first-class vineyard since 1798 on the western side of the Kopasz Hill in Tokaj near the border of the village of Tarcal. The soil is thick loess on top of jet-black volcanic andesite. Their 1.5 hectare holding is on a steep slope about 150 meters up. They’ve been farming it since 2011. After 20 days on the skins the alcohol was nearing 10% and the tannins were getting a little too intense so they barreled down for 10 months. They then bottled without filtration in August. It took until just recently for the bottle conditioning to get everything resolved. The numbers are a little intense and she needs some air, but just as Tokaj can balance insanely high acidity and sugar, so can it balance with tannins. A unique offering from Tokaj.