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Tokaji Aszu 5 Puttonyos - Buon Vino Natural Wines
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Tokaj Classic Tokaji Aszu 5 Puttonyos 2011 500ml

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One Line Description Tokaj Classic Tojaki Aszu 5 Puttonyos, botrytised, sweet, dessert wine of Hungary.
Production Method Conventional
Country Hungary Hungarian
Producer Tokaj Classic
Vintage 2011
Wine Type Dessert Wine
Wine Style Full bodied
Grape Blend Fumint, Lindenleaf, Muscat
Alcohol 12% abv
Terroir Zeolith
Maturation long maturation in barrels
Ageing Potential Drinking very well with plenty of time to go
Production Detail 156g/l residual sugar
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Tokaj Classic Tokaji Aszu 5 Puttonyos, botrytised, sweet, dessert wine of Hungary. This truly classic dessert wine made from grapes affected by noble rot has notes of orange, oriental spice and apricot. The sweetness is beautifully balanced by taught acidity which means it's never cloying. The 5 Puttonyos refers to the traditional method of determining how sweet the wine would be - baskets (puttonyos) of the botrytised grapes would be added to the must, and the more that were added, the sweeter the result would be. Nowadays the classification is given by the residual sugar left, ranging from 3-6 Puttonyos, 6 being the sweetest. This cuvee is made from 50% Furmint, 30% Lindenleaf and 20% Muscat, with 153 g/l residual sugar. This is top quality Tokay from a well known and sought after producer. Try with fruit tarts or foie gras.


Tokaj Classic Winery is an outstanding, multi-award winning producer of traditionally-styled Tokaj. The winery is situated in the ancient town of Mád and there are eight hectares under vine in the "Grand Cru" Kiraly and Betsek areas, planted to Furmint, Harslevelu (Lindenleaf) and Muscat, managed by two classical musicians. The vines average around 30 years of age, producing extremely low yields. They eschew modern, high-tech methods and relies on traditional vinification and barrel ageing, with fermentations for the Aszu wines taking up to 2 years in large barrels.

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