Kiralyudvar (500 ml) 2016 'Cuvee Ilona' Late Harvest, Tokaj

Kiralyudvar (500 ml) 2016 'Cuvee Ilona' Late Harvest, Tokaj

Item Number: 18022

UPC: 5-999035120164

Country: Hungary
Region: Tokaj
Sub Region: Tokaj
Appellation/AVA: Tokaj
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2016
Grape(s): 60% Furmint / 30% Hárslevel? / 10% Muskotály
Type: Wine - Dessert
Bottle Size: 500 ml
Pack: 6
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 11.5
Residual Sugar(g/L): 100-160 g/L
Viticulture: Certified Biodynamic
Soil Type: Clay and rock of volcanic origin
Case Production: 250

A Tony Hwang innovation—named for his wife Evelyn—Ilona is a versatile botrytized wine of the highest order.

Winemaking Notes: Cuvee Ilona is produced from late harvest (many botrytized) berries in the estate's vineyards. The botrytized grapes are crushed, but not macerated like the Aszú wines. They are fermented and aged in 225-liter neutral Hungarian oak barrels for approximately seven months before bottling.

Vineyard Notes: Királyudvar has six main vineyards located in Tokaj’s heartland in the towns of Mád and Bodrogkeresztúr. All are historically important grand cru sites; including Henye, Percze, Becsek, and the great Lapis. The soils are clay and rock of volcanic origin (various Rhyolite tuffs). The dominant grapes are Furmint and Hárslevelű, with a small amount of Muskotály planted in the Danczka Vineyard. Anthony Hwang’s principal ownership of the Loire Valley’s Domaine Huet has given him an invaluable viewpoint when crafting his own wines in Tokaj. The estate adopted biodynamic viticulture in 2008 and obtained certification in 2015.