Refreshing, with a dynamic yet refined acidity and just a touch of oak. Fruity, intense nose shows some butterscotch and herbal notes of delicate acacia and camomile. Friendly, attractive palate with some nuttiness and a hint of salty minerals. A long finish of sweet spices and ripe fruits follows.
Food pairing: A great accompaniment to poultry and seafood, or try it with an Asian noodle dish.
Winery: Balassa Winery, Tokaj (PDO)
The boutique Balassa winery was established in 2005 by Istvan Balassa in the historic Tokaj region. Right from the beginning, Istvan, a perfectionist, has been determined to produce only the highest-quality wines possible by maximising the potential of each vintage. It all starts with growing grapes of an outstanding quality, applying a rigorous approach to cultivation. Each wine is then created using artisanal wine- making methods, highlighting the unique characteristics of the grape, the vineyard and the terroir.
Bottle size: 0.75 litres
Grape variety: Furmint
Soil type: Clay and Rhyolite tuff
Fermentation: 10 months spontaneous, in oak barrel