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Disznókő Tokaji Late Harvest 2020 – The First Step into the World of Our Exceptional Sweet Wines

Disznókő Tokaji Late Harvest is a wine of extraordinary distinction, harmonious balance, and captivating aroma, bringing a touch of luxury to every day. Whether a special celebration or a simple yet memorable moment, it is the perfect choice to sweeten the experience.

A Challenging Vintage 

2020 was a rather challenging year. The weather was cooler and considerably wetter than in previous vintages, resulting in a delayed harvest and vibrant acidity.

After a December adorned with heavy rainfall and above-average precipitation, 2020 began with a mild and dry winter. The dry, albeit somewhat chilly conditions persisted until the end of May, followed by a cooler and more rain-soaked summer than usual. As a result, the grapes ripened later and yielded fewer clusters than in previous years. The October rains further contributed to the diminished harvest.

About the Harvest 

The rainy weather prompted early botrytization (noble rot). During the harvest, the weather remained humid, leading to an intense botrytization of the grapes. These carefully selected clusters or berries were handpicked between October 20th and November 10th.

An Aromatic, Fresh, and Harmonious Wine

The grapes underwent a gentle, direct pressing process without destemming. The majority of the fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks, with a smaller portion occurring in small oak barrels. Matured for 12 months in 225-liter oak barrels that had been used for second and third fills. Blending was carried out in January 2022, followed by additional tank aging. Bottling took place in May 2022.

Disznókő Tokaji Late Harvest 2020 is crafted from 95% Furmint and 5% Zéta, boasting an enchanting golden hue. Its intense citrusy bouquet reveals tantalizing notes of candied lemon, fresh apricot, and honey. On the palate, it enchants with invigorating, crisp acidity and a delightfully creamy texture, culminating in a spicy finish. With 12.5% alcohol, refreshing and enduring acidity of 7.4g/l, and 90g/l residual sugar, the wine achieves perfect equilibrium resulting in a velvety, vibrant, and effortlessly refined wine.

How to Enjoy? 

Disznókő Tokaji Late Harvest 2020 is an ideal companion for convivial dinners and cherished family gatherings. It pairs flawlessly with appetizers and is also is also perfect for indulging on its own. To fully appreciate its refreshing qualities during hot summer days, serve it well chilled.

Moreover, it makes an exquisite choice for early evening sipping or as a base for sophisticated cocktails. It pairs sublimely with delectable treats such as thinly sliced prosciutto, olives, sun-dried tomatoes, and pâtés. The wine harmonizes beautifully with seafood, fish, chicken, and subtly spiced dishes. It also proves to be an exceptional companion to goat cheese and fruit-based desserts.

Best savored between 11–13°C, it remains fresh for up to two weeks after opening if stored in the refrigerator. While its youthful freshness and fruitiness are most pronounced when it’s young, this wine promises an authentic experience within the next five years after bottling.