Royal Tokaji Wine Co. 'Mavens & Aficionados Barrel 75' 5 Puttonyos 2016
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Royal Tokaji Wine Co. 'Mavens & Aficionados Barrel 75' 5 Puttonyos 2016
Royal Tokaji Wine Co. 'Mavens & Aficionados Barrel 75' 5 Puttonyos 2016

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We know what you're thinking. Dessert wine? This isn't your ordinary dessert wine. Aside from the fact that Master Sommelier, Scott Tyree chose this barrel specifically for Maple & Ash, Tokaji is the original dessert wine. Highly coveted by the likes of King Louis XIV and Catherine the Great, Tokaji was once thought to contain gold flakes. Perhaps this is because of its golden color and intense flavors of honey and ginger. So what happened? Where did all of this beautiful wine and history go? Sadly when communism took hold of the region, the grapes were used for bulk juice and the most highly coveted vineyards were laid to waste. It wouldn't be until 1990 when Royal Tokaji Wine Company revived the vineyards and changed the course of direction back to its luxurious standing. The secret to Tokaji is botrytis, a fungus also known as “noble rot.” The botrytised grapes are handpicked with careful attention to only pick the absolute best.  As the workers pass thru the vineyards, they help to spread the highly prized botrytis with their fingertips, which confirms the deep connection between humans and vines. We are so proud to bring this wine to you and be a part of bringing history back to life. Enjoy with cheese, with dessert or better yet, pour yourself an ounce of this liquid gold, and let yourself be transported back to a time of kings, queens, knights, and their ladies fair.

 

Varieties: Furmint, Hárslevelü, Sárgamuskotály

 

Alcohol: 12%

 

Farming: Lutte Raisonnée

 

Vessel: Gönci barrels made from Hungarian Oak

 

Soil: Various

 

Serving Temperature: 45-55 Degrees

 

Glassware: Dessert Wine Glass

 

Drinking Window: Now-2030

 

Decanting: None

 

Tasting Notes: Honey, Ginger, Apricot

 

Pairing Suggestion: Maple & Ash Truffle Grilled Cheese

 

 

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