Tokaj, Hungary (Tok-eye)
Continental (hot summers & cold winters)
humus-poor top soil over rhyolite bedrock
100% Hungarian 220L Oak with native yeast and aged 6 months in barrels.
Notes & Pairings
This is our first sweet wine from Sarolta which is long overdue. The Amicus pulls from the Barakonyi dűlő and Csirke-mál dűlő and is usually 100% Furmint. In special vintages like 2013, she was able to add some Kövérszőlő as well. Kövérszőlő (the fat grape) originated in Transylvania but also found a home in Tokaji and in neighboring Romania. Phylloxera nearly wiped it out, but a few plantings survived and it’s slowly making a comeback thanks to a handful of growers like Sarolta. Big berried, early ripening, and high in potential sugar made it historically ideal for Aszú production. Picking for a minimum of 30% botrytis per cluster, the wines were fermented separately, then blended and aged for 6 months in barrel. With over 120 g/l of RS and 9 g/l total acidity, this is an ideal pairing wine and refreshing on its own.