After the news from Bordeaux and Burgundy, here are the reports on 2014 from Quinta do Noval, Disznókő and Mas Belles Eaux.
László Mészarós of Disznókő, Tokaj:
« We finished the harvests on the 30th October. We have never finished so early: we have never finished before in October.
Because of the pressure of humidity, we were not able to wait any longer.
The volume produced was very small. We managed a global yield of only 5 hectolitres per hectare. We will have around 500 hl of wines. Only ten days earlier we would not have thought to have produced so little. It is about half of what I would have estimated at the beginning of the harvest.
Fortunately, the majority of the harvest will be made up of Aszú wines, very good, much more marked by Botrytis than usual, and less passerillés.
We have been working with them above all by maceration in made base wines, wines that have finished their fermentation.
It was a very difficult vintage in Tokaj, with a strong Oidium pressure in the summer, and above all an attack of rot (the wrong kind) from the end of August that gave us a lot of trouble. We have to acknowledge that we had too much rain also this autumn.
We began the maceration of the Aszús on the 29th October. After ten days of maceration, we obtained 14 lots in total.
I think we have after all some lovely Aszú wines this year, not very rich, but with a good acidity and freshness and some lovely aromas.”
Read the 2014 Harvest Reports of the other properties :