Royal Tokaji ‘Tokaji Aszu 5 Puttonyos’

Region: Tokaji, Hungary

Viticulture: Conventional

Winemaker: Károly Áts

Established Date: 1990

A delightful nose of honey and peaches, delicate and graceful on the palate with traces of citrus fruit and spice. Very elegant and perfectly balances with a refreshing crisp long finish. A perfect vintage with miraculous weather, perfect conditions during autumn for the development of Aszú berries (botrytis affected grapes), misty mornings, warm drying winds blowing across the Great Plain of Hungary and sweeping the mists up into the vineyards. Excellent quality Aszú berries with good structure and perfect botrytis were macerated in fermenting must for two days. It was filled into 300 or 500 litre second or third Hungarian oak casks and transferred down into Royal Tokaji’s extensive, deep underground cellars to mature for over two years. The final blend was made during the late spring and the wine bottled in August.

Sommelier’s Recommendation Dessert in a glass! Beautiful apricot and honey aromas fill the glass followed by signs of citrus peel. Balanced well with high acidity and a long finish leaving you refreshed. Enjoy this now or cellar for future enjoyment as the wine matures. Sip on its own as an aperitif or serve with fruit based desserts or hard cheeses or  just enjoy this mouth watering wine on its own instead of a dessert. Ideal serving temperature is  10° – 13°C.

The Royal Tokaji Wine Company, founded in Hungary in 1990, has become one of the most defining wineries in Tokaj. From the outset, Royal Tokaji decided to concentrate on producing single-vineyard wines, made from the first growth vineyards of Mézes Mály, Nyulászó, Szt. Tamás and Betsek. Acknowledged as one of the region’s top winemakers, combining traditional techniques with modern technology to create the award-winning Royal Tokaji range of wines. Royal Tokaji is the acknowledged leader of the renaissance of this legendary Hungarian wine, which, in the words of the wine author and company co-founder Hugh Johnson, is “a wine that would make angels sing out loud in praise”. Royal Tokaji was inspired and founded by Hugh Johnson, the noted author and wine historian, whose goal was to revive and bring back to international acclaim the wines of one of history’s most renowned wine regions.