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HOW A RIPE GRAPE BERRY EVOLVES TO AN ASZÚ BERRY?


At which stage do we pick the grape for which wines?

 

For Disznókő Tokaji Dry Furmint, harvested in whole bunches

  1. Perfectly ripe berry, golden in colour

 

For Disznókő Tokaji Late Harvest, picked by clusters

  1. Very ripe berry starting to shrivel
  2. First blush of Botrytis cinerea arrives
  3. The blush of Botrytis increases, shrivelling progresses
  4. Botrytis spreads over most of the grape which has gained a purple hint, loss of one third of volume

 

For Disznókő Tokaji Late Harvest and Disznókő Tokaji Szamorodni wines, picked by clusters

  1. A veil of fungus appears on the skin
  2. Shrivelled to around half of original volume
  3. Intense change in colour shows

 

For Disznókő Tokaji Szamorodni wines, picked by clusters

  1. Very shrivelled, concentration of sugars and acids advancing
  2. More Botrytis spreads over the skin

 

For Disznókő Tokaji Aszú wines, a berry by berry selection

  1. Very shrivelled and botrytised berries, dry with intense flavours
  2. The perfect aszú berry – around one fifth of its original weight

 



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