Kiralyudvar Winery 2015 Pezsgo Brut Methode Traditionnelle, Henye, Tokaj

Kiralyudvar Winery 2015 Pezsgo Brut Methode Traditionnelle, Henye, Tokaj

Item Number: 12614

UPC: 5-999035182155

Country: Hungary
Region: Northern Hungary
Sub Region: Tokaj-Hegyalja
Appellation/AVA: Tokaj
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vineyard Designation: Henye Vineyard
Vintage: 2015
Grape(s): 70% Furmint / 30% Hárslevel?
Type: Wine - Sparkling
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 13
Viticulture: Certified Biodynamic
Case Production: 200

Winemaking Notes: This sparkling wine is completely sourced from the Henye Vineyard and was fermented in 500-liter Hungarian oak. After the second fermentation (with Champagne yeasts), the fizz was kept on the lees for a total of 22 months and disgorged in July 2018 with a dosage of one centiliter of the 2002 Tokaji Aszú 6 Puttonyos. The total production is just 200 cases.

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.

Reviews

  • The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 92 (5/31/2019)

    The 2015 Tokaji Pezsg? Henye Brut is a rich, intense, full-bodied blend of 70% Furmint and 30% Hárslevel?, and this recent release combines super ripe, concentrated fruit with mineral depth and structure as well as the refreshing elegance and finesse of a great sparkling wine. It is a mouth-filling and generous wine with power and intensity as well as perfectly balanced, refreshing and refined creamy texture. It's impressively long and salty with refreshing but concentrated fruit.