WHAT DOES THE WORD “PUTTONYOS” REFER TO?
The word “puttonyos” refers to the proportion of aszú berries to wine indicating the concentration of sugars.
In the past, aszú grapes were gathered in hods (baskets), called puttony in Hungarian, with a capacity of 27 litres. The aszú berries were added – from 3 to 6 puttony of aszús grapes – to 136 litres of wine or must of the same vintage year (136 litres = capacity of a Gönci cask).
Today, the vinification method remains the same. The only difference is we use kilograms and litres for measuring the aszú berries and base must/wine.
The Disznókő Tokaji Aszú wines range from 5 to 6 puttonyos.