Demetervin Úrágya 57 Tokaj Furmint 2015, Hungary
One of the leading lights of Tokaj, winemaker Endre Demeter makes this limited edition small parcel Furmint from old vines harvested from the top of the Úrágya Hill. These vines are goblet trained and must be cultivated by horse and hand. Grapes are then put into an old press, gently squeezed to release their juice and left to wild ferment in barrel. This is followed by malolactic fermentation and maturation in old Hungarian oak barrels. The wine is intensely fragrant with green apple, conference pear, hay and toasty yeast. In the mouth you get a cocktail of smooth red apple, kiwi, yeast, cream and gooseberry with a backbone of good acidity. Mineral and fresh on the finish with a long, mature finish and delicate aromas of petrichor. Decanting advised for the best enjoyment.
You'll like this if you like... the fine and rare things in life!
Pairs beautifully with: Fresh salads with toasted nuts, roast turkey, oily fish like trout or mackerel (especially when barbecued), lamb cutlets seasoned with rosemary, or lightly spiced lamb tagine.
Cheese pairing: Farmer's Mature Cheddar or Comté.
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