Kiralyudvar Winery 2012 Pezsgo Brut Methode Traditionnelle, Henye, Tokaj
Item Number: 9701
Region: Northern Hungary
Sub Region: Tokaj-Hegyalja
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vineyard Designation: Henye Vineyard
Grape(s): 85% Furmint / 15% Harslevelu
Type: Wine - Sparkling
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 13
Viticulture: Practicing Biodynamic
Soil Type: Clay and rock of volcanic origin
Vineyard Information: Királyudvar has six main vineyards located in Tokaji’s heartland in the towns of Mád and Bodrogkeresztúr. All are historically important grand cru sites; including Henye, Percze, Becsek, and the great Lapis. The soils are clay and rock of volcanic origin (various Rhyolite Tuffs).
Tasting Notes: Inspired by Huët's revered Pétillant, Tony introduced this fascinating sparkling wine in 2007. The berries sourced for this brut-level offering come exclusively from vines in the lower parcels of the company's biodynamic Henye Vineyard. Crafted following the traditional method, this bubbly radiates soft daylight with continuous fine effervescence. Orange blossoms and apples materialize on the nose with an ensuing crispness on the palate. Precise without being overly austere, this wine demonstrates its firmness in a distinguished fashion. A special Aszú-Esszencia sweet wine from their Danczka vineyard was used as the dosage for this sparkling wine, making this sparkler even more enjoyable as a celebratory aperitif.
History: Filipino-born, New York businessman Anthony Hwang created Királyudvar in 1997 and completed purchase in 1999. With time and investment, it has become a leader in Tokaji’s renaissance. Anthony Hwang’s principal ownership of the Loire Valley’s Domaine Huët has given him an invaluable viewpoint when crafting his own wines in Tokaji.