Snapshot
Vintage: 2009
Bottle sizes: 750 ML
Country: Hungary
Region: Tokaj
Wine type: Sparkling
Varietals: Furmint
Organic: Practicing
Vineyard: Furmint sourced from the acclaimed Henye vineyard.
Soil: Clay and rock of volcanic origin (various Rhyolite Tuffs)
Viticulture: Biodynamically farmed since 2008, certification in 2012 vintage
Production: 200 cases
Notes: Inspired by Huët’s revered Pétillant, Tony Hwang introduced this fascinating sparkling wine in 2007. Peszsgo is local dialect for "sparkling" and Henye is the name of an historic, lauded vineyard in the area.
Ratings
Publication: Vinous
Rating: 90
(from a single vineyard; furmint with some harslevelu»; bottled at 3.5 bars pressure, vs. a typical 5 for Champagne; this has a pH of 2.94 and residual sugar of 5.7 grams per liter): Pale yellow-gold. Enticing, ripe aromas of soft citrus fruits, yellow peach, toast, spices, nuts and butter, complemented by toasty lees and a whiff of toffee. Round, spicy and intense, with a ripe tangelo flavor nicely framed by harmonious acidity. This spreads out nicely on the palate without leaving any impression of undue weight. A touch of sweetness is balanced by ripe acidity. More meaty and wine-like than stony compared to Champagne but offers considerable aromatic appeal. This creamy yet tangy sparkling wine is delicious and long. This wine was inspired by Domaine Huet's Vouvray petillant.