Oremus, Late Harvest Tokaji 2017Regular price $35.00 Save $-35.00
Variety: Furmint, Harslevelu, Zeta, and Sarga Muskotaly (Yellow Muscat)
bottle size: 500 ml
Tokaj-Oremus is an unlikely story of a prominent and internationally acclaimed winery in Ribera del Duero, Spain—the name is Bodegas Vega Sicilia. In an ambition to expand and achieve the best, Vega Sicilia founded Oremus in 1993 in the Tokaj (pronounced tok-eye) appellation of Hungary. This area is famed for the noble rot that happens to the grapes due to the climatic conditions instilled by the Bodrog River, not unlike that of the Mosel or Sauternes. The sweet Tokaj wine is quoted as being “the wine of kings and the king of wines,” famously drunk by many celebrated rulers. Oremus is named for one of the most prized vineyards in the region of the same name. The wines are made by Tokaj master Andras Backsos, who artfully blends the botrytized wines into different cuvees, then utilizes different wood ageing on them.
The Late Harvest 2017 employs specific protocols—the bunches are harvested multiple times a day, but only bunches with at least 50% botrytis grapes may go into the wine. This means some of the grapes used have not experienced the noble rot, ensuring the wine will have more balance and acidity than Oremus' other Tokaj wines. Fermentation takes place in new Hungarian oak barrels and then ages in the oak for another six months. This will then age in bottle for another 15 months before its release.
- Wine TypeWhite