Country: Hungary Region:Tokaj Vintage: 2012
Varietal: Botrytis Category: Sweet White Color: White
"Today, Dobogó is a small family run winery which operates on five hectares of first growth vineyards in the volcanic heartland of Tokaj, Mád. Dobogó is co-owned by Izabella Zwack and winemaker Attila Domokos who shared the same vision of presenting to Hungary and the world the fresh, vibrant, exciting expression of Tokaj wines, both in the 'aszú' style and the dry styles while remaining faithful to Tokaj's centenary tradition of excellence.
The vineyards are farmed using organic methods, with spur pruning to restrict yields and are planted with the local Furmint, Harslevelu and Muscat Lunel varieties, on soils of volcanic origin. The different vineyard sites, including the 30 year old Betsek and Szent Tamás vineyards, are situated around the villages of Mád and are all classified 'First Growth'. Dobogó is also the first and only winery to have experimented with Pinot Noir in Tokaj, further expanding their innovation in winemaking.
Dobogó are best known for their Trophy and Gold medal winning botrytised Tokaji Aszú 6 Puttonyos, Dobogó dry Furmint and 'Mylitta' wines. Extraordinarily expressive, with a peach and pear fruit character and a solid backbone of acidity, the Furmint is a superb value alternative to white Burgundy."
Product Features: Sustainable;Vegan;Vegetarian
Winemaker: Attila Domokos
The grapes for Mylitta are grown in the 32 year old vineyards of Betsek in Mad. The vineyards are planted with 70% Furmint, 20% Harslevelu and 10% Muscat Lunel. Yields are restricted to an average of one kilo of grapes per vine and soils here are volcanic. Grapes for the Mylitta were harvested late, and were affected by 'Noble Rot', or a botrytis which concentrates the flavours, sugars and acidity, resulting in a luscious style of wine.
The botrytised bunches were pressed and macerated. The young wine was transferred to barrels, part new oak (10%) and part older oak of one year old. The 300 litre barrels were Hungarian and French oak. Mylitta is a declassified 'Aszu' wine; it is made with berries that are affected by noble rot (as with Dobogo's Tokaji Aszu 6 Puttonyos wine). However, Hungarian law requires two years' barrel ageing followed by one year in bottle for the wine to qualify as 'Aszu'. Mylitta 2012 remained in barrel for eleven months, resulting in a slightly fresher, younger style. It was bottled and then aged for a further year in bottle before release.
Pale gold in the glass, with dominant aromas of blossom and honey, accompanied by refreshing citrus notes. The palate is deeper and more complex; a myriad of different apricot varieties and flowers. Marked by a wonderful, crystal clear structure and exemplary balance, the 'Mylitta' is beautifully persistent.
Food Suggestion: Best served with tarte Tatin or a baked apricot dessert with vanilla ice cream.
Closure: Natural Cork ABV:12% Classification: DOC
Acidity [g/l]: 6.2