Tokaj, Hungary (Tok-eye)
Continental (hot summers & cold winters)
humus-poor top soil over rhyolite bedrock
100% Hungarian 220L Oak
Notes & Pairings
Because Hárslevelű is more loosely bunched than Furmint, it is less susceptible to Botrytis and is increasingly used on its own as a pure dry varietal white. Where many dry Tokaji wines are acid driven, Saroltaa’s wines are intensely mineral driven. Rich mouth feel, seemingly dry despite its residual sugar, and once given the chance to open up, incredibly distinct. There’s also an amazing sweet and sour quality that lends itself to foods that play off of the same theme. Although deeply concentrated, works well as an aperitif.