£37.95

Winery: Balassa Winery, Tokaj - Protected Designation of Origin (P.D.O.)

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

Specialty: Vegan

Awards

Women's Wine and Spirits Award 2020 - Gold Medal

Tasting Notes

A 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

About the Winemaker

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.