Béres Tokaji Aszú 5 Puttonyos 2011 500ml - Best of Hungary

Béres Tokaji Aszú 5 Puttonyos 2011 500ml

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Product Description

Tokaji Aszú, a premium quality sweet white wine, has been drunk around the courts of Europe since the middle ages. Its unparalleled flavour and aromas have even led the 'Sun King' himself, Louis XIV, to exclaim it as the "king of wines and the wine of kings". 

Viticultural data

Estate location: Tokaji Wine Region, Erdőbénye

Vineyards: Lőcse, Omlás, Diókút

Main types of soil: Volcanic

Grape types: Furmint

Age of vine-stocks: 12-32 years.

Vintage: 2011 was quite a warm year with sufficient precipitation. The grape was totally healthy with a high sugar content, an extraordinary vintage for a dry wine. Wines from this vintage are well-balanced, exhibiting a harmony of flavours and a pleasant fruitiness with touch of oak.

Date of harvest: November

Oenological data

Fermentation: in oak barrel

Method of fermentation: directed

Aging: 36 months in oak barrel and 12 months in bottle.

Technical data

Residual sugar: 154,5 g/l           

Alcohol content: 10,89%            

Acid content: 11,3 g/l  

Awards

    Decanter World Wine Awards 2017 - London - Silver medal - 94/100 points

    Challange International du Vin 2018 - France - Gold medal

    Tasting notes

    Golden hue. Opulent and weighty nose. Having spent so long aging in a barrel, it is highly recommended to give this Aszú some time to aerate, allowing the aromas to unfold. Your patience will be rewarded by a spectacular array of flavours including notes of honey, dried fruits, Christmas spices and toasted nuts. In line with the character of the vintage, the palate reveals a mouth-watering acidity which provides a counterpoint to the considerable amount of residual sugar. The tertiary flavours signalling maturity are clearly discernible: date, candied citrus, forest floor and Christmas spices. A wine for special occasions.

    Food paring suggestions

    It is the ultimate dessert wine, perfect on its own or when partnered with cakes and patisserie, especially fruit cakes. It is also our recommended drink of choice to go with goose liver.

    About the Manufacturer

    The Béres Vineyards and Winery were established in 2002, located in the scenic Tokaj Wine Region, a UNESCO Historic Cultural Landscape. Their aim since the very beginning was to create exceptional wines that live up to the name and prestige of the Tokaj Wine Region. To achieve this, they combine together the time-honoured local traditions of wine making with state-of-the-art technology. As a result of the unrivaled terroir and the ideal micro-climate, coupled with professionalism and an unrepenting dedication to quality, Béres wines have soon begun to garner attention and trophies both home and abroad. When you open a bottle of Béres wine, you can be confident that you are about to taste the best of Hungary.