Royal Tokaji Gold Label 6 Puttonyos Aszu 2017

Royal Tokaji Gold Label 6 Puttonyos Aszu 2017

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Royal Tokaji Gold Label 6 Puttonyos Aszu

Region: Tokaj

Vintage: 2017

Bottle size: 50cl

Grape: Furmint

ABV: 10.5%

Rich intense nose with hints of orange peel and spice. Very fine and elegant wine, full-flavoured with vibrant acidity, citrus and peach on the palate with a long, balanced finish.

Fine quality Aszú berries with good structure and perfect botrytis were macerated in fermenting must for two days. After pressing and finishing fermentation the wines were filled into 300 and 500 litre Hungarian oak casks in our extensive, deep, underground cellars to mature for over two years.

Tokaji wines have enjoyed a long, glorious history. Louis XIV of France described them as "The wine of Kings and King of wines”, whilst Catherine the Great of Russia stationed a contingent of Cossack soldiers in the region to protect the vineyards and escort the wine on its journey to St. Petersburg. Many European monarchs are known to have enjoyed Tokaji wines. Royal Tokaji was established in 1990 when a group of 62 vineyard owners came together with overseas investors led by Hugh Johnson, the noted British author and wine historian. From the outset their goal has been to revive and bring back to international acclaim the wines of one of history’s most renowned wine regions. Of their 108 hectares of vineyards, 57 hectares are situated in three First Growths - Szt. Tamás, Nyulászó, Betsek - and in one Great First Growth of Mézes Mály. These vineyards have been considered to be among the greatest in the region since the early 18th Century. Their 14th Century cellars provide the perfect environment for ageing the wines. The potential lifespan of some of these wines can be measured in centuries rather than mere decades.