Kiralyudvar Winery (500 ml) 2010 'Cuvee Ilona' Late Harvest, Tokaj
Item Number: 11777
Region: Northern Hungary
Sub Region: Tokaj-Hegyalja
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Type: Wine - Dessert
Bottle Size: 500 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 11.5
Viticulture: Practicing Biodynamic
Another Tony Hwang innovation—named for his wife Evelyn—Ilona is a versatile botrytized wine of the highest order.
Winemaking Notes: Cuvee Ilona is produced from late harvest (many botrytized) berries in the estate's vineyards. The botrytized grapes are crushed, but not macerated like the Aszú wines. RS is approximately 160 g/l.
Vineyard Information: Királyudvar has six main vineyards located in Tokaj’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). The dominant grapes are Furmint and Hárslevelü, with a small amount of Muskotály planted in the Danczka vineyard. Anthony Hwang’s principal ownership of the Loire Valley’s Domaine Huët has given him an invaluable viewpoint when crafting his own wines in Tokaj. The estate adopted biodynamic viticulture in 2008 and obtained certification in 2015.