2017 Royal Tokaji SZENT TAMÁS – 1ST GROWTH TOKAJI FURMINT DRYUdsolgt
Szt. Tamás is a celebrated First Growth vineyard sloping southwest and overlooking the Royal Tokaji winery in Mád. The soil is rich, red, clay interspersed with indigo and purple volcanic rocks on and below the surface.
Our Szt Tamás Furmint 2017 is a powerful wine, typically well-structured and concentrated, elegance and grace combining with a firm backbone. Crisp acidity balances the ripe fruit and the barrel maturation adds discreet notes of spice. Long and intense, the wine accurately reflects its unique climate and soil.
The 2017 vintage began with a cold winter followed by a slow but steady rise in temperature and a brief, pleasant spring, allowing a good fruit set. Summer was relatively dry with warmer than average temperatures leading to an earlier than usual ripening, excellent acidity and a wide range of flavours. An outstanding vintage with beautiful balance, poise and depth.
Furmint grapes were harvested in September and whole bunches were pressed and fermented in 300 litre Zemplén oak barrels. After fermentation the wine was matured for six months in oak.
Serve at a cool temperature with Asian food, white meats, fish and pasta dishes.