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Tokaji-Aszu-5-Puttonyos

Château Dereszla Tokaji Aszú 5 Puttonyos

£25.10

This wine has beautiful balance and complexity.
Glazed peach and honey overflow in the aroma, with lovely earthy nuances.
The palate shows deep, roasted fruit notes which are complemented by lively, fresh apricot and quince.

Minimum Order is 6 Bottles

Please Note: This doesn't have to be 6 of the same bottle, it can be mixed.

Orders in multiples of 6 thereafter

Product Description

The Hungarian word Aszú was originally  “dried”, but the term has now come to be associated with the type of wine made from shrivelled, botrytis-affected grapes.  Aszú berries are picked individually, collected in huge vats and trampled into a paste (known as Aszú dough).
Unfermented grape must or light wine is poured onto the Aszú dough and is left for 24–48 hours before being racked off into wooden casks or vats where fermentation is completed and the Aszú wine matures. Casks are stored in a cool environment and are not tightly closed so that a slow fermentation process can continue in cask, often for several years.

The concentration of Aszú wine was traditionally defined by the number of puttony (25kg baskets or hods) of dough added to a gönc (136 litre barrel) of must.
Nowadays, the puttony number is based upon the content of residual sugar and sugar-free extract in the mature wine. Aszú wines range from 1 puttonyos to 6 puttonyos in sweetness, with a further category called Aszú-Eszencia which is the undiluted free-run juice of the Aszú grapes.

Additional Information

Country

Hungary

Style

White, Medium to Sweet

Region

Tokaji (Hungary)

Grape

Furmint

ABV

10%

Size

50cl

Vintage

2008

Features

Sweet

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