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HUNGARY

Hungarian wine has a history dating back to at least Roman times. Outside of Hungary, the best-known wines are the white dessert wine Tokaji and the red wine Bull's Blood of Eger (Egri Bikavér). Hungary's most famous wine region lies in the foothills of the Zemplén Mountains of the far north of the country - in fact the traditional area crosses into the southeast corner of modern Slovakia. The area is notable for its long warm autumns and mists that come in from the River Bodrog, creating perfect conditions for noble rot. This can contribute towards creating the botrytised ('aszú') grapes for which the region is famous. These are individually picked as late as mid-November into buckets ('puttonyos') and crushed to a paste. Varying amounts of this aszú paste are then added to non-aszú must or wine made from a mix of Furmint, Hárslevelű, Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains, Kövérszőlő or Zéta grapes, and left to ferment. The resulting wine is then aged in relatively small barrels in a labyrinth of cellars in the soft volcanic tuff, on whose walls thick blankets of fungus regulate the humidity.

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  • DOROGI 08 TOKAJI ESZENCIA 250ml TOKAJI, HUNGARY

    Item #: 300023
    Bottle Size: 250ml
  • ROYAL TOKAJI 2013 GOLD LABEL 500ML ROYAL TOKAJI COMPANY, 6 PUTTONYOS

    Item #: 342359
    Bottle Size: 500ml
    Lovely, bright, old gold appearance. Elegant and well-integrated of spices, honey, honey- suckle and acacia. Develops on the palate into a complex ...
    Lovely, bright, old gold appearance. Elegant and well-integrated of spices, honey, honey- suckle and acacia. Develops on the palate into a complex array of exotic fruits with a finish of tremendous length.
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  • ROYAL TOKAJI 2015 LATE HARVEST DESSERT WINE 500ML TOKAJI, HUNGARY

    Item #: 300034
    Bottle Size: 500ml
    Hungary's remarkable Tokaj region has enjoyed royal patronage for 400 years. From the country's most exciting cellar, this is a divine sweet white ...
    Hungary's remarkable Tokaj region has enjoyed royal patronage for 400 years. From the country's most exciting cellar, this is a divine sweet white - not a traditional Tokaji but a Late Harvest wine with intense honeyed fruit and brilliant freshness.
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  • ROYAL TOKAJI BETSEK 2008 , 500ML THE ROYAL TOKAJI COMPANY, BETSEK, 6 PUTTONYOS

    Item #: 372088
    Bottle Size: 500ml
    The Royal Tokaji Wine Company, founded in 1990, has become one of the most defining wineries in Tokaj. It is the oldest winery founded by foreign i...
    The Royal Tokaji Wine Company, founded in 1990, has become one of the most defining wineries in Tokaj. It is the oldest winery founded by foreign investors, including Hugh Johnson, one of the most renowned wine authors in the world. From the outset, Royal Tokaji decided to concentrate on producing single-growth wines from the first class growths of Nyulaszo, Szt Tamas and Betsek, as well as Mezes Maly, which is one of the two Great First Growths in the region.
    The largest of Royal Tokaji’s first growth vineyards, Betsek Vineyard is shaped like a half-moon and tilted northeast. The area where the vineyard is located is typically cold – lower portions of the vineyard have been known to actually freeze in the spring. The soil is dark humus mixed with volcanic clay, producing weighty, pungent wines with an earthy character.
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  • THE ODDITY 2013 DRY FURMINT, ROYAL TOKAJI COMPANY HUNGARY

    Item #: 372429
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Furmint is one of Europe's foremost grape varieties with a history stretching back many centuries. This is a wine that is under the radar but overd...
    Furmint is one of Europe's foremost grape varieties with a history stretching back many centuries. This is a wine that is under the radar but overdelivers. This is a wine with an excellent QPR. Think of this as a cross between Chablis and Chenin Blanc. It is a wine to be drunk with charcuterie, oysters, dishes with warm spices or garlic cream sauces. This is the perfect foil to a good many dishes. What makes it so good is that it is delicious on its own, served chilled for sipping on a hot summer day. Delightful!
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