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Winery

Porgányi Family Cellars

Where the silvery water surface of meandering Bodrog river is projected on the foot of mount Rudnok, there lies Sárazsadány, a small village and you can find the home of our family winemaking there.

The small village Sárazsadány has had a stormy past since the 1300s. It was given to the Marcel family by King Béla IV. Among its owners there are István Bocskai, Ferenc Rákóczi I, then Prince Bretzenheim and the last one Prince Elemér Lónyi the biggest landholder of Bodrogköz.

Porgányi Family winery was founded in 2004 making mosaically structured and beautifully developing viticulture and viniculture of Tokajhegyalja wealthier.

Our activities include: traditional grape growing and grape procession, traditional oxidative high quality winemaking, classic maturing in wood barrels, maturing and production of high quality special Tokay wines (Szamorodni, Aszú) as well as recent production of high quality reductive wines including their finishing, bottling and selling as well.

Grape growing, grape processing

Our family winemaking has 19 ha vine growing area of its own.

The winery product / year: maximum: 100 000 – 150 000 / bottle

 

Grape vines grown:

Tokaji Furmint
60%
Tokaji Hárslevelű 15%
Tokaji Sárgamuskotály 15%
Zéta 5%
Kövérszőlő 5%


Our main grape vine areas, vineyards


Tarcal - Szarvas vineyard (1.2 ha)

The area had been royal property, regal land since 1742 during the reign of Queen Mária Terézia to 1918. It is classified as 1A grape vine growing area. The soil is loess and because its microclimate is warmer the grape is sweeter by 2-3 Hungarian must degree and is milder by 1-2 per mill, grapes are balanced and the wine produced from them is redolent and flavourful. It is a first class area to produce Aszú.

Sárazsadány - Előhegy, Rudnok

Its soil is a blend of brown forestial soil and clayey soil with good water retention characteristics. Vine prefers to grow in this type of soil and gives extra high quality vintage. Microclimate here is good for Aszú production. It is classified as 1A grape vine growing area.

Sátoraljaújhely - Köveshegy (8Ha) Alsó feketehegy

The slopes here look towards South-West and vine grows well and gives good vintage. The soil is mixed clayey soil with good water retention capacity. The microclimate is a bit windier than the average and it contributes to the good crop and high quality of Aszú. It is a good grape vine growing area.

Olaszliszka - Haraszt vineyard (4 ha)

This is a "mesa" 206 m asl recommended to plant vine. The soil is very clayey with good water retention. It has produced Aszú for the last ten years due to the impact of Bodrog river on microclimate.

Vámosújfalu – Rányi top (1.8 ha)

Basal rocks are not uniform because the area lies on a so called rubble cone and therefore the soil is stony, sedimentary and clayey with latent karstic springs. Data from the past show that the area is a good vine growing place, and the wine made from its grape is characteristic with special scent, taste and flavour. The second class vine growing area tends to produce Aszú.

Grape processing and winemaking in Sárazsadány

Porgányi Cellars is a small sized company having new grape processing and bottling equipment located in a wholly renewed hold of 110 square metres and fulfils food industry requirements.

 

 

 

 

Stages of grape processing

  • Harvest with trays, mechanical transportation.
  • Delta tofola crushing/berry removing equipment to ensure gentle treatment.
  • Soaking in acid resistant tanks, if needed.
  • Delta tofola T16 pneumatic automatic press.
  • Liveráni mash pump.
  • Buffer tanks.
  • Daily performance during a ten hour shift is 50 tonne.

Winemakig

  • Sulphurisation – 1.5 – 2.0 g/m3 on must - static settling of must - 2 - 4 days at 5 -10 C0.
  • Settling of must in 5 m3 double-walled tanks.
  • Fermentation of must, fermentation by special yeast species.
  • Suction of fresh wine.
  • Fast finishing of fresh wine, cleansing, filtration.
  • Production of Aszú wine by classic technique.
  • Traditional oxidative ageing of Aszú wine in oak casks in cellars bored into the local rhyolite tuff of Tokajhegyalja.
  • Bottling till 2011 on hired equipment then on our own by Enolta semi-automatic machine after sterile filtration.

Structure and size of storing area

In the new plant built in Sárazsadány there are 8 pc Letina up to date double-walled acid-resistant tanks 5.0 m3 each to ensure professional winemaking. Similarly constructed 2 pc smaller 2.5 m3 each Letina tanks are used for treating special wines. Base wines and finished wines are screen filtered by a 40 x 40 Letina acid resistant filter.

Ageing of special wines in wooden casks:

Ageing of Aszú wines of different vintages and quality has been done since 2008 continuously. Our winemaking proceeds in two cellars bored into the rhyolite tuff in the XVII century. The cellars are traditionally sized and have special microclimate and microflora (cladosporium cellrae). Capacities of the cellars are 70.0 and 120.0 m3 respectively. Ageing casks are of Szerednyei type with 200-220 litres capacity. Both cellars are located in the Ungvár cellar row in Sátoraljaújhely which is part of Tokajhegyalja having the World Heritage status since the 15th of June 2002.

Vinicultural activities of Porgányi Family Cellars

Our vinicultural activities started in 2009 due to the very good quality Aszú vintage of 2008. From that ten tonne then harvested Aszú grape we could produce quite a big amount of Aszú wine of 5 puttonyos quality and some other wines too. At present we store special Tokay wines from three subsequent vintages including 5 and 6 puttonyos Aszú wines and 5 puttonyos Muscatel Aszú wine. All these special wines have been maturated by traditional classical ageing in oak casks.

Production of new reductive high quality wine types in Sárazsadány

In 2009 vine growing areas of Porgányi Cellars gave better then average vintage in quantity as well as in quality. The good vintage and the development in technique made it possible to produce new reductive high quality wine types with new scent and flavour from Furmint, Hárslevelű and Sárgamuskotály grapes without ageing in wooden casks.

 

"Happy are those who bring the Sun's warmth
to the heart of people by means of Tokay wine."