Deep gold colour and a complex, intense nose packed with honey, flowers and rich spiced fruit. Creamy mouthfeel balanced by gentle yet stable acidity.
At 10 years of age this wine is still showing lots of youthful freshness. Apricot jam and orange peel, honey and sweet spices on the palate. Beautifully made, complex wine with a long dried fruit and floral finish. Perfect to drink now or lay down for as long as you can resist the temptation.
Serving temperature: 12 °C
Grape variety: Furmint
Soil type: Rhyolite, quartz and andesite
Fermentation: Oak barrels
Ageing: Oak barrels
Alcohol content: 12%
Bottle size: 0.5l
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 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.
This simple recipe makes for a quick wholesome dinner, ideal for coeliacs and lovers of oriental flavours. Just make sure that you keep an eye out for fridge raiders if you decide to take the leftovers into the office the next day.
Delicious soft pastry flavoured with honey, filled with a rich, vanilla custard butter cream that is topped with moreish chocolate and sprinkled with crunchy walnuts.