Royal Tokaji

Tokaj, Hungary

Gold Label 6 Puttonyos, Tokaj — 2017

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  • Introduction

    • Each vintage of the Royal Tokaji Gold Label is a different blend of the winery’s single-vineyard wines. Once the single-vineyard wines have finished aging, the winemaker determines which barrels to declassify for Gold Label blending.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Appellation: Tokaj, Hungary
  • Vintage Report

    • The summer was hot, so the Aszú berry harvest began in early September. We continued to pick steadily in the ideal autumn weather. In particular, October had three weeks of ideal conditions for developing fine quality Aszú. The days were characterized by early morning mists, afternoon sunshine, and drying winds, providing the perfect environment.

  • Vinification

    • We took high-quality Aszú berries with good structure and perfect botrytis and let them macerate in fermenting must for two days. Then, we pressed the berries and let the wine finish fermenting. Next, we filled the wine into 300 and 500 litre Hungarian oak casks and stored them in our deep, underground cellars for over two years. Finally, in the spring of 2020, we carefully crafted the final blends.

    • Barrel Aging: 24 months in old Hungarian oak
    • Bottled: May 2020
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: Furmint
    • Alcohol: 10.5%
    • TA: 8.17 g/L
    • RS: 189 g/L
  • Tasting Notes

    • The 2017 has a rich, intense aroma with notes of orange peel and spice. This wine is very refined and elegant, with a full flavor that has lively acidity and hints of citrus and peach on the palate. It has a long, balanced finish. The Aszú wines are known for their great structure, abundance of botrytis, depth, and freshness, which are all indicative of their potential for long-term aging.

    • Serving Suggestions: This wine can be enjoyed now or cellared for future enjoyment as it matures. It can be sipped on its own as an aperitif or served with fruit-based desserts or hard cheeses. Serve chilled.



  • Gold Label 6 Puttonyos, Tokaj — 2017 – Wine Enthusiast – 96 Points

    "Light amber in the glass, this Aszú has aromas of yellow peach, honeycomb and a whiff of dried fig. In the mouth are intense flavors of white peach, apricot and a touch of savory herbs in the finish."

  • Gold Label 6 Puttonyos, Tokaj — 2017 – Wine & Spirits – 95 Points

    “A selection of botrytized furmint from across the estate’s 321 acres of wines, this is prodigiously sweet, yet the wine carries itself with an almost jaunty ease. Floral notes and crunchy acidity buoy the roasted peach notes, the lively balance making it exceptionally versatile."