20,50 € tax incl.
Grape variety: Furmint, Hárslevelű, Kabar
Producer: Péter Pince
Wine Region: Tokaj
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Péter Estate is a 5 ha family-owned winery with vineyards planted on loess soil near Tarcal. The whole range of Péter's dessert wines, boosted with traditional Tokaj wine specialities, was a nice discovery of my summer trip in the region. Amongst them a historic aszú by-product, the Fordítás.
It means “turning over” and the wine is made from the second pressing after Aszú is made. The pressed Aszú dough still contains plenty of sweetness and good stuff, so it is soaked again in a fresh or base wine, resulting in Fordítás. In terms of the recipe, winemakers typically use a one-one ratio for the quantity of base wine which they use to to soak one kilogram of the aszú paste. It is then aged for at least a year in barrel and a year in bottle. The sugar is around 120 gr.
This is a decent wine, oily structure, great balance. Yellow fruits, dried apricots and citrus on the nose. Crystal clear, mouthwathering acidity, medium body, a hint of honey, sweet spices.
One more time: this is an absolute elegant, fresh dessert wine. So forget anything that you know about boring and syrupy dessert wines and take a slpash.