Tokaji Aszú


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.

Primary Flavors

  • Tangerine
  • Apricot
  • Honey
  • Ginger
  • Marzipan

Taste Profile

Very-sweet

Medium Body

None Tannins

High Acidity

11.5–13.5% ABV

Handling


  • SERVE
    45–55°F / 7-12°C

  • GLASS TYPE
    Dessert

  • DECANT
    No

  • CELLAR
    10+ Years

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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