Tokaj Classic Winery Ltd., Hungary


Tokaji Natur Essencia

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Alcohol content: 5.0% by Vol
Sugar free extract: 94.5 g/L
Residual sugar: 480 g/L
Acidity: 14 g/L
Sulfur (SO2):   195 mg/L
Bottle size: 375 mL
Calories: 220 cal per 100 mL
Varieties: 100% Furmint
Harvest time: From early October until end of November
Origin: Mád, Király
Character: Extremely concentrated acidity gives a backbone to its immense sweetness. Flavors of apricot, dried tropical fruit, honey. One of the greatest vintages of the century. This is the ultimate product man can make from grapes. Traditionally, essencia was reserved exclusively for nobility.
Soil: Weathered zeolite with crumbly pumic tuff. Volcanic reolite tuff, hard tuff mixed with yellow and red clay.
Cellar technology: Hand-picked, noble-rot berries collected in large vats. Pressed under its own weight, minute amounts of free-run juice is later transferred to small barrels. Due to the extremely high sugar, slow fermentation was effected after a span of 8 years, reaching 5% alcohol
Storage: Constant temperature of 12.8°C and 80% humidity, in small Tokaj casks of oak. Only 300 bottles were made.
Lifespan: Unlimited storage
Closure: Natural cork with red wax seal
Comments: Wine Spectator: 95 points