Szepsy Tokaji Aszu 6 Puttonyos
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Aszú is the top natural sweet wine category in Hungary. A wine style that has been made for hundreds of years, aszú wines are rich in complexity, amazingly balanced, and burst from flavor in your glass. Aszú wines are made from grapes that have been affected by botrytis (noble rot) and because they need a perfect combination of soil, grape and weather, they are only made in specific harvests. Every single grape is hand-picked at the optimum time, and the sweetness of the grape and acidity of the soil balance each other out to create a truly unique wine.
István Szepsy’s Aszú is as good as it gets. One of the top Aszú wines in the country, this wine packs layers and layers of depth and flavor. Three years of barrel aging, over 200 grams/liter of residual sugar.
István Szepsy is one of the leading figures in Tokaj and is largely responsible for the modern winemaking revolution in the region. His family has been making wine in the area for 500 years; in fact, one of his ancestors, Máté Szepsi Laczkó, is thought to be the winemaker who developed the famous Aszú sweet wines of Tokaj in the mid-17th century. Since the 1990s, the Szepsy family has reestablished old vineyards, and István has created a whole new wine category by focusing on dry wines made from the Furmint grape. His estate Furmint as well as his vineyard selections have set the standard for dry wines in Tokaj over past 20 years and today can be found on many of the world’s top wine lists. His sweet Szamorodni and Aszú wines, produced only in the best years, are some of the best sweet wines in the world, continuing the legacy of Szepsy’s ancestors with pride.
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