Vineyard selection Furmint from hand-picked grapes, this is a concentrated and complex wine with multiple layers. Refreshing acidity with intense ripe golden fruits and rich sweet spices on the palate, providing a real sense of the unique Tokaj terroir. Creamy, smooth and perfectly round, this is a well-balanced vintage for true wine lovers and connoisseurs.
Serving temperature: 12-14°C
Caroline Gilby - Master of Wine - 95 points - Decanter Wine Reviews 2020
The nose shows hints of creamy vanilla, honey and quince. It's still youthful on the palate, with lovely intensity of quince and apricot supported by a fine acid backbone and very long finish.
Grape variety: Furmint
Soil type: Clay and rhyolite tuff
Fermentation: 10 months spontaneous fermentation in oak barrel
Ageing: 7 months in 300l barrel
Alcohol content: 12.5%
Bottle size: 0.75l
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, has been determined to produce only the highest-quality wines possible by maximising the potential of each vintage. It all starts with growing grapes of an outstanding quality, applying a rigorous approach to cultivation. Each wine is then created using artisanal wine-making methods, highlighting the unique characteristics of the grape, the vineyard and the terroir.
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