Royal Tokaji The Oddity Dry Furmint 2018

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Tasting Notes

This medium weight wine offers aromas of grape flowers, apple, pear and minerality on the nose. Fine apricot and peach fruit blends with subtle hints of oak from the Hungarian barrels in which it was matured. This is a lively wine with complexity, crisp acidity, and a long finish.

WINE INFORMATION

The Oddity is a celebration of the diversity to be found in the wide world of wine. The Furmint grape variety does not yet enjoy an international reputation, but Royal Tokaji feels it deserves one. Royal Tokaji was founded in 1990; its first mission was to recreate the wine that for centuries was considered amongst the very finest in the world, the legendary Tokaji aszú.

To make this wine, whole bunches were gently pressed and fermented in stainless steel tanks and some Hungarian Zemplen oak barrels, segregated by different vineyard lots. During vinification, malolactic fermentation is avoided. The wine is matured in a combination of stainless steel tanks and 300-liter and 500-liter Hungarian Zemplen oak barrels. With this vintage, the wine was aged in equal amounts of stainless steel and oak, with a proportion of 15% new oak to add subtle overtones and dimension. It is kept on fine lees for 4-5 months to achieve roundness and structure.

Food Pairing Suggestions

Chicken/Turkey, Fish (white), Green Salads, Just for Cocktailing, Shellfish

Color/Type:
White
Origin:
Hungary , Tokaji
Grape Varietal:
Furmint
Price:
$22.50 each
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