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.
Fermentation: Spontaneous fermentation in oak barrel
Ageing: 9 months in oak barrel
Alcohol content: 11.5%
Bottle size: 0.375l
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.
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