Royal Tokaji Sweet White Late Harvest 500ML 2018

$21.99

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Alcohol: 11,5%

Grape(s): Furmint, Hárslevelű, Yellow Muscat, and other native varietals

Localization: Tokaji, Hungary

Tasting Notes: Pale gold color with delicate aromas of exotic fruits and spice. Light and fresh on the palate with hints of white peach, the wine is medium sweet with an excellent acid balance, a silky texture, and a clean, long, crisp finish.

Notes: The grapes were harvested between the end of October and the beginning of November. After destemming we macerated the grapes in the presses overnight. After pressing, the juice was allowed to settle (at 10 °C) for 2-3 days before racking. Fermentation in tank with our own indigenous yeast was followed by five to six months of barrel maturation for most of the lots.

94 points Tasting PanelScents of orange blossom; fresh and bright, with a creamy texture and crisp flavors of apricot and orange. Sweet but balanced, with just enough tangy acidity

 The Domain: Royal Tokaji was founded in 1990 by well-known author Hugh Johnson and a small group of investors who were inspired to restore and preserve Hungary’s precious wine legacy after the fall of Communism. Tokaji is the world’s original sweet white wine – the “cult wine” of the 18th and 19th centuries – and the Tokaj wine region was the first to have classified vineyards. At the end of the 17th century, Prince Rakoczi classified the finest vineyards into great first growths, first growths, second growths, and third growths. Royal Tokaji owns five of those first and second growth vineyards, including one of Hungary’s two great first growths: Mézes Mály.

The winery produces a range of exceptional wines from dry to sweet, including several single-vineyard aszú (botrytis-affected) wines and Essencia, the free-run juice of botrytized “raisins.” The wines’ distinct character results from the varied volcanic soils of the classified vineyards, indigenous grapes and yeast, traditional winemaking methods, and barrel-aging in the winery’s 13th-century underground cellars. Richness with vibrant acidity is the hallmark of all the Royal Tokaji wines.