Complex sweet white wine with an intense, very rich aroma of vanilla, yellow-fleshed fruits, plenty of spices, citrus fruits, apricot, pear and ripe apples. The balance is tilting towards sugar, with a soft and creamy texture and a firmer, more developed botrytis character. Tantalising layers of apricot, yellow-fleshed peach, raisin, vanilla, sweet spices, ripe apple and quince on the palate round-out a memorable drink.
Food Pairing Recommendation
It is the perfect drink accompaniment to Asian fusion dishes, air-dried ham and desserts. It goes very well with blue cheese including Gorgonzola, Stilton and Roquefort.
Serving temperature: 12-14°C
Winery: Balassa Winery, Tokaj - Protected Designation of Origin (P.D.O.)
The boutique Balassa winery was established in 2005 by Istvan Balassa in the historic Tokaj wine region. He adopts an unrelenting attitude of producing only the highest quality wines possible, by maximising each vintages’ potential. It all starts by growing outstanding grapes, using a strict and rigorous approach to cultivation. Each wine is then created using artisanal wine making methods, showcasing the characteristics of the grape, the vineyard and the unique terroir.
Grape Variety: Furmint
Soil Type: Rhyolite, quartz and andesite
Fermentation: Spontaneous fermentation in oak barrel
Ageing: 9 months in oak barrel
Alcohol Content: 10.0%
Bottle Size: 0.5l
Women's Wine and Spirits Award 2020 - Gold Medal