Tokaji Aszú 6 Puttonyos

£95.00

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Producer: Royal Tokaji
Vintage: 2005
Alcohol: 10.5%

Colour: Gold
Nose: Almonds, Marmalade
Palate: Honey, Apricot, Orange Peel

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Description

Tokaji is the world’s original sweet white wine. Historically the wine and the region were called Tokay or even Tokai in English but the wine is more correctly referred to as Tokaji and the region as Tokaj. The Tokaji wine region also has the distinction of being the first in Europe to be classified. At the end of the 17th century, Tokaji aszú wines were so well regarded throughout the Courts of Europe that Prince Rakoczi insisted on a classification of the finest vineyards around the 28 villages in the region into: Great First Growths, First Growths, Second Growths and Third Growths. The majority of Royal Tokaji’s Vineyards are in the Mád commune. These include the 1st growths Szt. Tamás, Nyulászó and Betsek and the 2nd growth Birsalmás. Royal Tokaji’s Mézes Mály vineyard, a great first growth, lies within the Tarcal commune. Topographically, the vineyards are most similar to the patchwork quilted vineyards of the Cote d’Or in Burgundy. For over 300 years this special terroir has benefited from botrytis or noble rot to produce world-class wines.

TASTING NOTES
More intense, this wine is produced from the company’s 1st growth vineyards. Blended from declassified wines, quantities are always dependent on the quality of each vintage. As in all aszu wines, the three grape varieties are Furmint, Hárslevelű and Muscat de Lunel. meters. The characteristics are a vivid gold colour with honeyed apricot and orange peel flavours which are uplifted with dramatic acidity.

FOOD PAIRING

Roast pineapple, caramelised apple dishes, dark chocolate (especially with orange), Christmas pudding, Foie gras, Sichuan or Thai dishes

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