After a late start, everything was on track around flowering, in mid-June. Summer was quite hot but turned unusually cold at the end of August, the beginning of September. This weather slowed the ripening process, encouraging the steady development of complex flavours whilst maintaining crisp acidity. The harvest for Royal Tokaji dry wines finished in October and those who, like us, were patient enough and waited this far were rewarded with wines of great depth, bold structure, intense flavours and a very long finish.
The vintage gave classic, structured wines with firm acidity and medium body with considerable ageing potential.
Hárslevelű grapes were harvested at the end of September. Whole bunches were pressed and fermented in new Zemplén oak barrels. After fermentation, we matured the wine for eight months in 300 litre barrels.
A superb companion to white meats, veal and pork dishes.
Serve cool and enjoy with your main course.