Feb. 12, 2021

Ep. 46. / Tokaj's Natural Wave with 4th Generation Vigneron: Dorka Homoky

Ep. 46. / Tokaj's Natural Wave with 4th Generation Vigneron: Dorka Homoky

As I can’t travel back to my homeland, Hungary, I chose to bring all of you along virtually to the most famous Hungarian terroir: Tokaj. Dorka Homoky is a young vigneron working organically on less than 3 ha that she inherited from her parents near Táll...


As I can’t travel back to my homeland, Hungary, I chose to bring all of you along virtually to the most famous Hungarian terroir: Tokaj. Dorka Homoky is a young vigneron working organically on less than 3 ha that she inherited from her parents near Tállya, in the Western part of the Tokaj region. You can learn about why „every great Furmint has a little Hárslevelű” in it, how Sauternes diverges from Tokaj, why sweet wines become untrendy and how to possibly reverse that, different bedrocks in the region and how Tállya stands out in relief. I can’t wait to try her wines, because spontaneously fermented rich whites from volcanic terroir have always been my “blood type”, and I hope that I could convince you to desire the same.   

2:03 – Growing up in a Tokaj Winemaking Family & Beginning

9:13 – Winemaking in Socialism

10:39 – Tokaj Terroir & Tállya

18:50 – Homoky Vineyard Sites

23:43 – Typical Tokaj Varieties

32:18 – Sauternes vs Tokaj

34:53 – Why sweet wines become untrendy?

40:26 – Szamorodni & Aszú & Puttony

45:28 – Homoky Dorka Portfolio - Hetény

48:23 – Cellar work & Barrels

53:28 – Görbe Sárga Muskotály with Skin Contact

57:21 – Dorka’s Favourite Wines

58:46 – Sas Alja & Hárslevelű

52:10 – Typical Hárslevelű

1:01:53 – Future Plans & Love for French Wines (also reds)

1:06:16 – “Cedar Red Petnat”

 

Guest: Dorka Homoky / @dorkahomoky

Winery: Homoky Dorka Winery, Hungary / @homokydorkawines

 

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