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BALASSA Tokaji Late Harvest 'Christmas Selection' 2017

Rich and medium bodied late harvest sweet wine from hand-harvested berries, with a silky mouthfeel. An explosive nose of lemon rind, quince, pear and dried apricots, all tied together with a honeysuckle florality and background notes of tropical fruits. The palate boasts a rich denseness with a precise balance and a finely poised acidity. A continuation of the bouquet can be found on the palate with an addition of a flinty minerality.

The wine comes with a limited edition Christmas themed label, making it a perfect stocking filler and the ideal gift for lovers of sweet wine.

Food Pairing

Try as an accompaniment to Asian fusion dishes, air-dried ham and of course desserts. It goes very well with blue cheese including Gorgonzola, Stilton and Roquefort, as well as charcuterie.

Serving temperature: 9-11 °C

Grape variety: Furmint

Soil type: Rhyolite, quartz and andesite

Fermentation: Spontaneous fermentation in oak barrel

Ageing: 9 months in oak barrel

Alcohol content: 11.5%                   

Bottle size: 0.375l

Speciality: Vegan

Balassa Winery, Tokaj - Protected Designation of Origin (PDO)

The boutique Balassa winery was established in 2005 by Istvan Balassa in the historic Tokaj wine region. Right from the beginning, Istvan, a perfectionist, was determined to produce only the highest-quality wines possible by maximising the potential of each vintage. It all starts in his vineyards with growing grapes of outstanding quality by applying a rigorous scientific approach to cultivation. He then creates each wine using artisanal wine-making methods, allowing the unique characteristics of the grape, the vineyard and the terroir to shine through in every drop.