Barta Öreg Király Dűlő Furmint 2015
A wine from a very hot and dry year, this 100 per cent Furmint varietal was styled the same way as all its predecessors. It slowly fermented with wild yeast and spent a total of 9 months in a mix of 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th-fill Hungarian oak barrels, mostly light-to-medium toasted, before being bottled in August 2016.
This was the first Barta wine to be filled into the new Tokaj dry wine bottle, introduced in the region in April 2012.
At the 2017 San Francisco International Wine Competition, this wine scored 95 points, was awarded a Double Gold medal and selected as Best Furmint in Show.
We strive to preserve as best as possible both the appearance and soils of this exceptional land for future generations. As the land “slept through” the decades of unrestrained chemical use, the soils are still untouched today. During vine cultivation we use organic methods and make our wines with as little interference as possible and maximum cleanliness. In line with this approach we use spontaneous fermentation almost exclusively, trusting the natural yeasts found in the grapes and cellar to do their work. We would like our wines to reflect the unique qualities of their exceptional terroir: the land, vineyard orientation, weather conditions of the vintage and the character of those involved in making the wines – to present exclusive and unrepeatable lots.