Tokaji Aszú 5 Puttonyos 2013, Disznókő (50cl)
The wine is fruity, exotic and spicy with a refined acidity and fruit sweetness.
Brothers Christian and Oliver Zeter bottled their first vintage in 2007 and have already earned themselves a place in the wine world. Today they cultivate six hectares of the best sites in Palatinate; some are their own vineyards, some of which they lease from growers with whom they have built and maintain long-term relationships.
The drinking bear that adorns the label comes from the quill of a well known Pfalz artist named Otto Dill, a friend of Oliver’s great grandfather Walter Baer (German for bear). On one occasion in 1933 Walter was unable to meet his friends for a regular ‘glass of wine or two’ and the artist sent the sketch on a postcard to his friend Walter the ‘bear’, and the postcard was signed by all the friends present that day. Oliver has the postcard in his kitchen. He declared that the bear had been with him all his life and when he made wine he would go on the label.
A total of seven vineyards in southern Palatinate and Mittelhaardt are planted with seven different Sauvignon Blanc clones. The decisive advantage of this is the various microclimates of the different sites which are beneficial in terms of flavor diversification. The soils in which the grape vines grow are as distinct as the sites themselves. Training usually occurs as cordon which leads to a grape area that is linear and therefore easier to handle. The vineyards are permanently green partially due to natural herbs and sowed grass. SWEETHEART is a bold sweet wine from the late harvested and very ripe Sauvignon Blanc grapes – they fermented spontaneously before they were exposed to the cold January “open air”.