Hattyus Tokaji Aszu – Sweet Dessert wine 500ml 13%
Tokaji or Tokay is the name of the wines from the Tokaj wine region in Hungary or the adjoining Tokaj wine region in Slovakia. This region is noted for its sweet wines made from grapes affected by noble rot, a style of wine which has a long history in this region. The “nectar” coming from the grapes of Tokaj is also mentioned in the national anthem of Hungary.
The wines of the Hungarian region of Tokaj, or as they say it “toe-kay,” are a window into the past.
Tokaji was once one of the most important wines in the world. A wine coveted by royal customers including Hungarian noblemen, Ferenc Rákóczi II, Peter the Great, King Louis XIV, Catherine the Great, and even Austrian composer Joseph Haydn (who received some payments in the form of wine).
The sweet wines of Tokaj provide the most compelling story of Hungary’s role in the modern history of wine.
Hattyus Tokaji Aszu – Sweet Dessert wine in the past few years reductive sweet wines have begun to appear in Tokaj. These are ready for release a year to 18 months after harvest. They typically contain 50-180 g/l of residual sugar and a ratio of botrytised berries comparable to Aszú wines. They are usually labeled as late harvest wines.