Royal Tokaji

5 Puttonyos Aszú

2017
Tokaji
Hungary
Say It
RO-yal TO-ka-ee SEEN-ko Put-TON-yos A-SHOO
Varietals
Furmint, Hárslevelű, Muscat
Out of stock
Quality
Sweet Sweet
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Palate Character

Balance & Finesse 2 Rich & Full 1 Light & Bright 2 Smooth & Silky 2 Round & Fleshy 2 Tone & Backbone 2 Powerful & Extracted 2 Bright & Crisp 2
Rich & Full
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Tasting Notes
GRAPE(S)
Furmint, Hárslevelű, Muscat
GRAPE VARIETAL(S)
Furmint
FUR-Mint
Hárslevelű
HARSH-Leh-Veh-LOO
Muscat
Country / State
Hungary
Region
Tokaji
Producer
Royal Tokaji
Vintage
2017
Royal Tokaji's vineyards panoramaRoyal Tokaji's vineyards panorama

Royal Tokaji

Tokaji, hungary

Royal Tokaji is one of the top producers of a sweet white wine made in Tokaji, Hungary, where sweetness level is typically indicated by the number of “puttonyos,” the region’s measurement for the amount of dried grapes added in ferment. Royal Tokaji only makes five and six puttonyos wines. 

Royal Tokaji's grape clusterRoyal Tokaji's grape cluster
Royal Tokaji's vineyard in fallRoyal Tokaji's vineyard in fall

Tokaji is made by adding raisined Aszú grapes to a cask of base wine with the sweetness increasing based on the percentage. For example, five puttonyos would require 100 kilograms of Aszú berries for every 140 kilograms of base wine. 

The terroir of Tokaj includes long summers and dry autumns along with dependable early-morning mists caused by the influence of two rivers, encouraging the development of “noble rot” on Aszú berries. Noble rot, or botrytis cinerea, causes grapes to dry and shrivel, thus concentrating the flavors, intensity, and viscosity of the wine while still maintaining attractive acidity.