Classic Furmint from Tokaji; citrus and stone fruits with a tropical touch with a lovely fresh and precise palate
Decanter - "Fresh citrus, apple, ripe peach and a hint of herbs on the nose. Lemon juice, apple peel and dried apricot on the palate with white pepper spices. Refreshing acidity provides a lift to the 13% alcohol. The finish is long and warming."
Sauska is a family-owned and operated winery with vineyards in both Tokaj (NE Hungary) and Villany (SW Hungary). They grow indigenous and international grape varieties and use only the power of gravity and ambient yeasts to craft their wines. The wines run the gamut from sparkling to still; dry to sweet; white, red and rose.
Teamed up with a young, talented and passionate staff Sauska truly enjoy their journey with the desire to make world-class wines, that are precise, elegant and uniquely Hungarian.
Made solely from Furmint, Tokaji's most famous grape. The fruit is sourced from some of the region's most famous vineyards, including Padihegy, Holdvölgy and Birsalmás.
The grapes are hand-harvested and hand-sorted berries. Before fermentation they are briefly cold-soaked and pressed gently. Fermentation is in stainless steel at 18-20 degrees C using indigenous yeast. Ageing on lees for 2 months.
Tasting Note: A beautifully aromatic expression of Furmint, packed with flavours of ripe figs, mango, kiwi, lemon zest and green tea. Crisp, clean, perfectly balanced - the very definition of Tokaj Furmint.
Critics: Jancis Robinson 16.4/20 (average producer score), Decanter 91/100 (2020)