Pajzos Tokaji Aszú 5 puttonyos 2008

Wine description

This young light golden Aszú was partly fermented with aszú berries giving it an extremely high extract content. Beautiful, rich with Botrytis notes and crisp acids that make this wine wonderfully drinkable. Dried apricot and honeycomb toffee emerge on the palate with a hint of liquorice. Although still young, it already has many fans: voted favourite Japanese women's favourite sweet wine in 2013.

Harvest we harvested the aszú berries from the end of October – till the end of November

Fermentation and aging in 220 L Szerednyei oak barrels from the Zemplén hills,for 3 years

Grape varieties 60% Furmint, 30 % Hárslevelű, 10 % Yellow Muscat

Content 500 ml

Data

  • acidity 9,3 gr/L
  • sugar 147 gr/L
  • alcohol 11,5 % vol

Ageing potential 30-40 years

Vintage description

2008 Lovely vintage with a very long harvest which gave exciting, promising, aromatic wines with delightful acid structure.

Food & wine pairing

Excellent with dried apricot cakes, walnut biscuits and ricotta cakes and pancakes and with duck and game dishes spiced with star anise. Classic companion to goose liver or blue cheese too.