Royal Tokaji

Tokaj, Hungary

Mézes Mály Great 1st Growth, Dry Furmint — 2021

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  • Introduction

    • Mézes Mály is one of just two vineyards classified as a Great First Growth. Its volcanic bedrock is overlaid with deep loess soil, giving elegance, finesse and floral notes to its wines. Royal Tokaji owns 11 of its 19 hectares, facing south with views to the Great Plain
      in the distance.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Vineyards: Royal Tokaji’s first-growth vineyards
  • Vintage Report

    • After a late start everything was on track around flowering, mid-June. Summer was quite hot but turned unusually cold at the end of August, beginning of September. This weather delayed ripening and kept acidities high. The harvest for Royal Tokaji dry wines finished
      in October and those who, like us, were patient enough and waited this far produced wines with a very bold structure, good minerality and balance.

  • Vinification

    • After harvesting the Furmint grapes, whole bunches were pressed and fermented in Zemplén oak barrels. After fermentation the wine was matured for ten months in oak (of which 20% new barrels).

    • Bottled: August 2022
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Furmint
    • Alcohol: 13.5%
    • TA: 7.8 g/L
    • RS: 1.5 g/L
  • Tasting Notes

    • Mézes Mály Furmint is a sleek, concentrated wine with elegance and a subtle floral character, hints of spice, and plenty of white peach and apricot fruit all balanced by refreshing, crisp acidity and a lingering finish.

    • Serving Suggestions: Serve at a cool temperature with Asian food, white meats, fish and pasta dishes. MÉZES MÁLY- GREAT 1st GROWTH