A new path full of soul
Ethereal yet determined. Its opulence and structure promise long development. A "grand vin" that expresses the particularly captivating face of Furmint as it reflects the uniqueness of the terroir. From the Petrács vineyard where not only semi-precious gems adorn the ground everywhere, but quite exceptional wines are born under caring, competent hands.
Petrács is the name of our best vineyard in the village of Tolcsva. The name Petrács comes from the plots' former owner, Baron Ernest von Petrasch, Major General in the Imperial Army of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, to whom this magical enclave was given in 1762.
When Oremus was searching for the best plots to produce dry wine, the uniqueness of Petrács revealed itself. On one hand, the bedrock is andesite, and the soil contains abundant semiprecious gems resulting in great minerality in the wine. On the other hand, our oldest, 60 years-old vines, are located in this vineyard and we cultivate them in the traditional bush-vine with great planting density. Because of this and the steepness of the slope, only humans and horses can work in the vineyard, so we keep hundreds of years of tradition of manual labor.
The hand-picked bunches are gently pressed, giving way to the fermentation which takes place in new French and Hungarian oak barrels. The wine is later aged in oak barrels for 3 months, stirring up the lees every week ("batonnage") and in complete tranquility for another 5 months. In August the wine is racked from the barrels and ageing continues in stainless steel tanks for another six months until it is bottled in February.
Petracs Furmint is an overwhelming, sharp wine in which the mineral flavor is perceived in a pure and crystalline way. It is deep, long and compresses on the palate concentration and salinity.
Alcohol by volume13 %
Average age of vineyard60 years
Vineyard surface area4 ha
Planting density7,000 plants/ha
Yield3,500 kg/ha, 20 hl/ha wine
Harvest100 % Hand-picked in 12 kg-boxes
2017 Vineyard cycle
After the coldest January of the past decade, spring and summer brought average temperatures and precipitation in good dispersion. First part of September was dry, resulting in optimum conditions for picking perfectly ripe Furmint bunches for the dry Petrács single vineyard wine.
Storage, serving and drinking window
This wine is suitable for drinking now, but it can be stored for 15 years in optimal conditions: 12-14 °C / / 54-57 ºF and 60 % relative humidity.
The recommended serving temperature is 10 ºC / 50 ºF.
6,000 Burgundy bottles.