Hattyus Tokaji Aszu- Sweet dessert wine 500ml
Hattyus Aszu has a very intensive flavour profile full of fruity scents. Enjoy this exceptional sweet dessert wine from the world-famous Tokaj wine region in Hungary. Because of its unique aromas, it is an ideal accompaniment to fruit-based desserts. Let it perfectly show its finest characteristics!
We recommend to consume this wine at 11–13 ° C.
Every bottle of aszu tells the story of the Hungarian tradition and history of winemaking. It is well-known, that sweet wines made from grapes affected by noble rot are typical for this region. The annual production of aszú is less than one percent of the region’s total output, so this type of wine is really precious.
As Tokaji Aszú is synonymous with tradition and fine quality, this wine has a reputation in the world. Tokaji aszú is the oldest sweet wine, so it is ideal for a special occasion to celebrate. We know Aszú as the king of wine as well and is a perfect dessert in itself.
What makes this sweet, golden wine so precious?
The process of making Tokaji Aszu is very special and the whole process takes a very long time. Aszú berries are individually picked, then collected in huge vats and trampled into the consistency of paste (known as aszú dough). Must or wine is poured on the aszú dough and left for 24–48 hours, stirred occasionally. The wine is racked off into wooden casks or vats where fermentation is completed and the aszú wine is left to mature. The casks are stored in a cool environment, and are not tightly closed, so a slow fermentation process continues in the cask, usually for several years.
What does Tokaji Aszu Puttony numbers mean?
However, the concentration of aszú was traditionally defined by the number of puttony of dough added to a Gönc cask (136 liter barrel) of must, nowadays the basis of the classification is a little bit different. The puttony number is based on the content of sugar and sugar-free extract in the mature wine. Aszú ranges from 3 puttonyos to 6 puttonyos. We call wines above 6 puttonyos Aszú-Eszencia.
Hattyus Aszu flavor profile
It has very a very intensive scent with ripe apricots, sweet citrus and noticeable botrytis notes. Smooth, soft and round taste that the apricot aroma dominates mainly. Pleasant its intensive fruity aromas along with higher sugar content and less acidity.
We recommend this beautiful sweet dessert wine to serve for special family occasions or anniversaries.
Size: 0,5 L
ABV: 12,5% V/V
Producer: Hattyús Winery
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