Tokaji Aszú

  • Wine
  • toe-ki ah-tsu

A notable Hungarian sweet wine made mostly of Furmint grapes that are affected by a special rot called Botrytis cinerea. The rot concentrates the grape's sugars and adds distinct aromas of ginger and saffron.

Dessert

Primary Flavors

  • Tangerine

  • Apricot

  • Honey

  • Ginger

  • Marzipan

Taste Profile

  • Body: Medium
  • Sweetness: Very-Sweet
  • Tannin: Low/None
  • Acidity: High
  • Alcohol: 11.5–13.5% ABV

Handling

  • Serving Temp Cold (45–55°F)
  • Glass TypeDessert
  • Decant No
  • Ageability10+ years
  • Avg Price $50.00

Food Pairing

A wine with this intensity of sweetness is tough to pair; think seriously rich foie gras, blue cheese, or crème caramel.

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