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BALASSA Tokaji Aszú 6 Puttonyos 2010

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.

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: 12 °C

Grape variety: Furmint

Soil type: Rhyolite, quartz and andesite

Fermentation: Oak barrels

Ageing: Oak barrels

Alcohol content: 12%         

Bottle size: 0.5l

Specialty: 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, 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.

Stir-Fry with Chili Oil

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.

Hungarian Honey Slice

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.