Description

Oremus is one of the most well-known wineries in Tokaji. I visited their winery in the village of Tolcsva, where their 115-hectare vineyard is located. This includes prestigious first class parcels that belonged to the Rakoczi and Szirmay families in the 18th century. And there was a sense of opulence at Oremus that I rarely encountered elsewhere in Tokaj. It not only infused their impressive portfolio, but was translated in their splendid tasting room, furnished with plush antique furniture more suited to a Bordeaux chateau. Of course, that has no bearing on the wines themselves, which are generally top quality and some of the purest Tokaj wines that you will find in the region.

Tokaji Oremus Aszú 6 Puttonyos is a sweet wine made by the Oremus winery with the Furmint, Zeta, Harslevelü and Sárgamuskotály varieties, in the Tokai denomination in Tokaj-Hegyalja (Hungary). 
 
Tokaji Oremus Aszú 6 Puttonyos comes from the most prestigious vineyards in the region, cataloged as World Heritage by UNESCO. Located at an altitude of 200 meters above sea level, there are 82 hectares of vineyard with 12-year-old vines and a yield of 172 kilos per hectare.  High quality grapes affected by botrytis, noble rot or Aszú which are selected one-by-one in the vineyard itself.
 
Tokaji Oremus Aszú 6 Puttonyos is vinified following the production method of 400 years ago. For this, 6 puttonyos (6 baskets of 25 kg of grapes with botrytis or Aszú) are added to the must in a Hungarian “de Gönc” oak barrel (136 liters). The noble berries are macerated there and, a day or two later, when they have swollen, they’re gently pressed. Fermentation is very slow and can take up to two months. Then Aszú berry essence is added and finally the wine ages in new Hungarian oak barrels for 2 and a half years. 
 
Taking into account that the number of puttonyos (baskets) refers to the number of baskets of grapes with botrytis used in its production, Tokaji Oremus Aszú 6 Puttonyos is the sweetest in the winery. A world famous free run wine. 

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