Oremus - Tolcsva

“If I like my own wine, then there’s no problem. Twenty years have passed, out of which for the last 15 we’ve know what we want to achieve and where we are going. Small details change, everything becomes more refined. By now, we’re not talking nonsense. We’re living in the time of masterful refinement. We have plots that are out of use; such as the Ciróka. We are just picking the stones out now but in five years time we would like to plant it from selected clones. Climate change is tangible. We need to rethink a lot of things: the concept, the training system, the timing of the harvest, whether we should de-leaf or not. Other factors are changing, too: one can sense the refinement around the whole of Tokaj-Hegyalja, along with the strong incentive to make the best wine. We have plenty of foreign visitors, the confrontation between the international trends and ourselves is ongoing. This is what won’t let anyone fall asleep.” – András Bacsó.

Winemaker: András Bacsó

Vineyards: Oremus, Mandolás, Szentvér, Budaházi, Kútpatka, Henye, Petrács, Gyapáros

Foundation of the winery: 1993

Area: 100 ha

Annual production: 150,000 bottles

 

Only a few people know that there’s a parcel especially set aside for experimental clones at Oremus. Every row of the parcel comprises vines from the old, heterogeneous plantations of Petrács. Out of the 40 different clones, following microvinification, eight wines became really exciting, although it will be many years before there will be usable results. 

As for the barrels, experimentation is ongoing: the oak is solely from the Zemplén, cut down in winter, dried for a three-year period, with the staves made from January till March.

Barrel sizes: gönc barrels (136 l), half-gönc barrels or Tokaji Antal, szerednyei (210 l), burgundy (228 l). They use them until they are three-years-old and then get rid of them. 

 

OREMUS LATE HARVEST 2013 (arrival: early March)