Still a rather mysterious, uncharted central European wine region mainly known for its sweet wines Aszú and Eszencia, Tokaj has a lot to offer on the dry wine spectrum for curious pleasure seekers and audacious wine explorers.
One of the most prominent players of natural, traditional winemaking in Tokaj are Tímea and Tamás Éless, driving forces behind Szóló Wine.
There, in the small romantic village of Tállya, they make graceful, luscious and unrivalled wines, natural gems from grapes such as Furmint, Hárslevelű and Muscat Lunel.
Hereby the promo six pack presenting dry wines of Szóló.
Starting with Piano, easy and light, a floral wine made of Harslevelu from a 60 year old vineyard.
Virgin harvest Frivolo Virgo – Furmint grape. Indisputably green apple with herbal tones of eucalyptus and fennel.
Tempo – Cinnamon apples, vivid and brisk, orange zest and a touch of ginger. 8 months ageing on fine lees.
Musica – a dry Muscat wine. Beautiful aromas of fresh grape, green apple, elderflower combined with freshness of pineapple and nectarine.
Citrusy and spicy Puro II, a blend of Furmint and Harslevelu, a seductive hint of cinnamon and bergamot. 11 months sur-lie and barrel ageing left beautiful undertones of resin and caramel. A classy example of dry natural Tokaji wine with a strong mineral backbone.
Last but not least, orange wine Kraft.
Rich, stone- and tropical fruit with tender acacia, chamomile and honey tones.
Spiced up by carbonic maceration of partly botrytised grapes. Dry Szamorodni style.
A truly remarkable wine.
What they all have incommon, coming from the Tokai volcanic soil, is a mineral and sometimes flinty sensation. Great freshness with citrusy notes ranging from lime and grapefruit to mellow orange-peel, if with extended maceration.
Dominant floral and herbal aromas are mainly white flowers, elderflower and fennel.