Tokajbor-Bene, Tokaji Aszu 5 Puttonyos, Tokaji, Hungary

Regular price £19.99

Nicely aged, affordable sweet Hungarian Tokaji from a family estate - enjoy the unctuous honeyed pleasure of real Tokaji Aszu

This is a family-run business which was established in 1998 by Miklós Bene. The 7 hectares are planted to indigenous varieties Furmint, Hárslevelú and Muscat Lunel. A shiny new winery was built in 1999, which compliments the 150-year-old barrel cellar, whose walls are covered in Cladosporium cellare, the mould much prized by wine estates throughout Europe. Tokaji Aszú derives its rich, copper colour and depth of sweetness from Botrytis-affected grapes, with its intense aromas and flavours of honey and apricots. A five puttonyos’ wine (1 puttonyos equals 27 kg of Botrytised grapes) is made by adding 5 puttonyos to a gönzi (136 litre barrel) of new wine. After this maceration, the grapes are then pressed, and the extracted sugars re-start the fermentation, and the wine is finally transferred into oak barrels for ageing. One of the wine world's iconic creations. Contains Sulphites.

Tasting Note: Honeyed marmalade aromas and rich peachy flavours.

Critics:

Furmint, Hárslevelú and Muscat Lunel

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