Rich intense mandarin flavours with a honey note suggesting botrytis fruit. Textured with a vibrant acidity that pevents the sweetness from becoming cloying. Very drinkable, this doesn't need food and has a finish that just goes on and on.
This winery ticks so many boxes... tiny and family owned, steeped in history, from Tokaj – the oldest classified wine region in Europe (1737), Furmint grape variety specialists, and just all round nice people. Located in the crazy sounding village of Mád (regarded as Tokaj's most important and prestigious wine area), the vineyards have been in the family for centuries, however, the opportunity to build the Kardos winery was only possible after the Central and Eastern Europe revolution of 1989. From humble beginnings of selling wines from their cellar door and to local bars, this boutique winery started to get more serious when the owners son, Gábor Jnr. came on board full time in 2008.
Sourced from Betsek, Szilvás, Danczka vineyards (medium-high cordon, average age of vines 35 years) Hand-harvested into small plastic containers from 2nd week of November. After destemming, one day skin maceration. Gentle pressing in pneumatic press. Fermentation in stainless steel tanks. After stabilisation and refrigeration, three months aging in tank. Fining with betonite before bottling.
Perfect on its own or with a tropical fruit desert or even a fruity Middle Eastern savoury dish.
|Grapes||FURMINT, HÁRSLEVELU, and MUSCATEDDU|
|Suitable for Vegans||No|
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