Hidden Treasures by Moric
Hidden Treasures by Moric HID1 Tokaj 2021
With the Hidden Treasures Projects Roland Velich of Moric partners with a few talented winemakers from across the border in Hungary. Their collaboration aims to showcase the historic and cultural past of Burgenland and Hungary through their often shared indigenous grapes and to give them their due attention. The projects are numbered by region. No. 1 is Tokaj, the winemaker, Gergo Filip. Filip's old vine Furmint grows in Rhyolite in a cool and windy microclimate, meaning it spent a longer time on the vine giving this dry white wine endless complexity. Farming is organic, though it is not yet certified. The grapes underwent whole bunch pressing, native yeast fermentation and was aged in large oak barrels. There was no filtration.â€¨ Evocative yellow fruits and layers of smoky minerality are the signature notes of this elegant and intensely contemplative wine with enough natural acidity from the wonderfully cool 2021 vintage to make it extremely versatile and age worthy.