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In truly exceptional years Royal Tokaji selects the finest berries from its finest vineyards and carefully produces a few barrels of Single Vineyard Aszú. Betsek hill is a celebrated First Growth vineyard located in the Mád basin. Its volcanic bedrock is overlaid with rich clay mixed with dark, almost black humus soil and chalk-white minerals. During the vintage, vine growth was vigorous, with warm weather during the flowering and grape set. The Furmint bunches developed quickly. Summer was hot with some rain to swell the grapes. The warm humid autumn and long Indian summer resulted in good quality aszú berries being picked up to mid-October. Sugar levels were balanced with good acidity. The grapes developed tremendous concentration of sugar with a classic development of aszú. The wines show harmony with their perfect sugar-acidity balance.




152 g/l


11.9 g/l

Bottling date

1999 March



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These excellent Aszú berries with good structure and perfect botrytis were then macerated in fermenting must for two days. After pressing and finishing fermentation in barrel the wines were filled into Hungarian oak casks in our extensive, deep underground cellars to mature for over two years.
This wine is characterised by more evolutive notes, good texture and balance – spiciness.
Enjoy now or cellar for future enjoyment as the wine matures. Sip on its own as an aperitif, serve with fruit-based desserts or hard cheeses, or enjoy this mouth-watering wine on its own instead of a pudding.
Serve cool.