OUR GRAPE VARIETIES
The Disznókő estate is planted with four approved local white grape varieties of the Tokaj wine region: Furmint, Hárslevelű, Zéta and Sárgamuskotály.
In order to produce the highest quality grapes, we control strictly the yield of the vines.
The proportion basically mirrors that of the wine region as a whole:
The most widespread variety in the region and the oldest in Tokaj. It ripens late and easily transforms into aszú berries, retaining excellent acidity. It also produces remarkable dry wines with balanced acidity. Its special character: Furmint mirrors the terroir and is thus fabulous for expressing the volcanic character of the Disznókő estate.
Also a local variety. It imparts a pleasant bouquet to the wine, with typical aromas of herbal tea, honey and flowers. Hárslevelű produces fewer botrytised grapes than Furmint. Its dry wines are very elegant and fresh like our dry white Inspiration. We also use this variety in our Late Harvest, Szamorodni and base wines for Aszú.
This grape variety is a cross of Furmint and Bouvier.
Zéta ripens early and becomes an aszú grape exceedingly easily. It has plenty of aromas and gives a creaminess to Aszú wines. It enjoys cooler, clay-based soils; at Disznókő it was mainly planted in 1985 in the low hills.
1% SÁRGAMUSKOTÁLY "YELLOW MUSCAT"
Wonderfully aromatic, this is a scented early ripening variety. The same variety as "Muscat blanc à petits grains" in the south of France. It covers about 5% of the wine region. Disznókő does not use Sárgamuskotály in its Aszú wines.