Disznókö Tokaji Aszú 5 Puttonyos is a sweet wine coupage of the Furmint and Harslevelű varieties produced by the Disznókö winery in the Tokaj-Hegyalja region, Hungary.
Disznókö Tokaji Aszú 5 Puttonyos comes from a refreshing harvest with a lively acidity. To make this wine, the Disznókö winery harvests the grapes thoroughly from the vineyards, which they pass through two to four times a day to harvest the noble berries at their optimum ripeness. This is quite a slow process but guarantees the quality of the grapes selected to make Disznókö wines. The resulting wine ages in the barrel for a minimum of 24 months.
A puttonyo is a kind of basket where botrytis berries were collected, and it has an approximate capacity of 25 kg. The traditional production of Tokaj wines has held onto this word to specify the quantity of noble berries that are used in making the wines. The grapes affected by Botrytis cinerea are also known as Aszú and can be used in quantities ranging from 3 to 6 puttonyos, which also indicates the amount of sugar in the wines: the more puttonyos, the more sweetness.
Disznókö is a centennial winery that was classified “Premier Cru” in 1734. It spreads across 130 hectares located in the perfect environment for “noble rot” to develop, with clay-volcanic soils and steep vineyards located on south-facing terraces and protected from the prevailing winds. Here they seek to find the pure expression of the quality of the native varieties and the terroir they come from.