This wine displays a vibrant yellow tint. It has a highly complex fragrance. Botrytis due to the aszú berries, orange peel and brittle, figs and exotic flowers, and a hint of dill at the end. A very pure fruity flavour dominates upon tasting, with appearances of orange, quince and pear. The acids maintain the wine’s round and long body, and first-fill barrel fermentation supplements the palate nicely. Fades with a lime and grapefruit flourish at the end, leaving a matured, long mouthfeel. A true Tokaji specialty wine with great potential, looking forward to a long development stage.
The 5 puttonyos Tokaji Aszú of 2014 was made exclusively from purchased aszú berries. 2014 was a very good vintage, yielding a harvest of high quality aszú berries completely interwoven by botrytis.
The base wine is mainly Furmint and Hárslevelű, but it also contains Zéta, Kabar and Kövérszőlő varieties. Aszú berries were added to the fermenting base wine, soaked for 24 hours, then cold-settled for 2 days. The wine was tank-fermented, then fined and filtered. Since April–May 2014, cask maturing has been taking place at our cellar in Szegi. The lot is stored in first and second-fill 5 hectolitre barrels made by three different Hungarian coopers.
The wine is currently commercially available.