2008 Royal Tokaji, Essencia 0,375 mlUdsolgt
Essencia is the world’s most concentrated essence of its ripest grapes. Essencia is the liquid gold that very slowly oozes from a pile of aszú grapes raisined by botrytis.
The miraculous autumn weather of the vintage provided perfect conditions for developing aszú berries and the harvest was of unmatched quality. Truly a great year, one of the finest in living memory .
Deep gold colour with a hint of amber. Fresh ripe peach on the nose, spicy with hints of ginger-apricot chutney. Full but graceful to taste, intensely concentrated, rich and sweet, a tapestry of exotic flavours balanced with taut acidity. Serve in a crystal spoon.
Between mid-October and mid-November - the ‘aszúzás’ took place, the process whereby the pickers handpick the selected Furmint, Hárslevelű and Yellow Muscat aszú berries. Then the free run juice was collected and the alcoholic fermentation took place spontaneously.
Sugar: 468,8 g/l
Acidity: 13,5 g/l
Bottling date: 2016 May.