About The Wine
Homonna's take on the legendary sweet Tokaji wines of Hungary is a delicious, tropical, and mouthcoating blend well worth laying down for at least a few years.
"Harmas" means triple in Hungarian, reflecting the three-way blend of late harvest, Aszu (grapes affected by noble rot), and Szamorodni (a mix of healthy and noble rot-affected grapes). The result is a wine that combines the heady, honeyed aromas of a botrytised wine with intense tropical fruit flavours.
Made from organic grapes, it's fermented with indigenous yeast in Hungarian Kádár oak barrels, and bottled with only a small dose of sulphur before bottling.
Former electronic musician Attila Homonna started his winemaking project in 1999, in the town of Erdőbénye in Hungary's Tokaj region. Organically farming four hectares of Furmint and Hárslevelű vines, he limits his additions in the vineyard to small amounts of sulphur, baking powder, citrus oil, chamomile tea and minimal copper.
Homonna's mascot is the stag beetle, a common sight in the cover crop that lies between the rows of vines. Grapes are hand-picked, with fermentation happening with wild yeasts and in a mix of old Austrian, Hungarian, and French oak barrels. Just like in the vineyards, additions in the winery are kept to a minimum, with only small doses of sulphur added before bottling.