Tokaj, Hungary (Toke-Eye)
Blend of Furmint and Hárslevelű
Volcanic rhyolite with a heavy layer of nyirok (red clay)
Aged in barrels for 24 months
Notes & Pairings
Aszú refers to the dried hand picked botrytis infected grapes. Puttonyos (literally baskets) refers to the ratio of Aszú berries to base wine. These Aszú berries are then mashed into a super sweet thick black paste and macerated in a finished dry wine for a month. The wine was aged in barrels for a couple of years then bottled after fining and filtration. it shows a medium golden color and delicate aromas of dried apricots, figs and tobacco. Its rich sweetness is well balanced by its high acidity and complexity. Enjoy it with foie gras, blue cheese and chocolate.