Description of Tokaji Oremus Aszu 3 Puttonyos
Tokaji Oremus Aszu 3
Puttonyos is a wine that comes from Hungary
, specifically from the mythical Tokaji region.
For the production of this sweet wine, bunches of grapes are selected from the typical varieties in this category and indigenous to the area: furmint
, hárslevelü and sárgamuskotály and zéta.
Category 3 Puttonyos
involves a significant proportion of grapes attacked by Botrytis Cynerea, the fungus responsible for what is known as "noble rot". This fungus causes the grapes to dehydrate slowly, thus concentrating a large quantity of sugars and preserving all their acid potential.
To the must that fits in a "de Gönc" barrel, i.e. 136 litres, we add three 23kg cuévanos (in Hungarian: "puttony") of Aszú noble berries. We macerate the Aszú noble berries with the must and then wait a day or two for the berries to swell and go to the press.
A wine considered "of kings" for centuries, it is the perfect accompaniment to the best foie gras and terrines, as well as to intensely flavoured cheeses and countless desserts.