Place: Tokaj, Hungary
Homonna was established in Erdőbénye in 1999 by Attila Homonna, a pioneering electronic musician-cum-winemaker who has done so much to ingite excitement around dry wines from organically farmed vines in Tokaj. Attila owns 4 hectares of Furmint and Hárslevelű vines near Erdőbénye. These vines grow in the Határi, Rány and Meszes vineyards. He is dedicated to sustainability in all its forms -regenerating old vineyards, supporting local workers and limiting inputs to sulphur, baking powder, citrus oil, chamomile tea and minimal copper.
Édes Hármas is a result of blending three (Hármas means triple) different, increasingly late harvests in 2018: one-third late harvest, one-third Szamorodni and one-third made up of botrytised aszú berries. This season featured an excellent, long and warm ripening season, with great conditions for the development of botrytis. The wine is fermented and aged in a small Kádár barrel. The end result is a concentrated, tropical fruit-driven sweet wine. Flavours of semi-dried apricot, roasted pineapple, passionfruit, peach tatin and grapefruit curd come together to create waves of lush, mouthcoating texture.