Patricius - "6 Puttonyos" Tokaji Tokaj Aszu High Quality Sweet Hungary White 2006 500ml (11% ABV)
Patricius Winery was created in the Tokaj Wine Region by the Kékessy family’s winemaking commitment that draws from the past and future. It is owned by Dezső Kékessy and his daughter Katinka Kékessy. Ancestors on both the paternal and maternal sides were renowned vineyard owners in Mátraalja and the Tokaj Wine Region from the 18th century. The 85-hectare estate, which has eight historic first-growth vineyards, is based in Bodrogkisfalud, in a press house we renovated that once belonged to nobles. This building is connected to an organic-style, modern winery with gravity-flow system, that perfectly reflects the co-existence of traditions and the state-of-the-art modernity in the world heritage landscape.Patricius Winery has 85 hectares throughout 8 vineyards within 5 villages. The Kékessy family chose the vineyards that had been first growths for several hundred years for their diversity and rich soil qualities. Not only the variety of vineyards are reflected in these wines, but the grape varieties and their age also contribute greatly to the varied world of flavours. The lands is cultivated to offer a home to both young and old vines. It can be said that most of the varieties in the Tokaj Wine Region grow here. Furmint, Hárslevelű, Sárga Muskotály, Zéta and Kövérszőlő are all cultivated. The eight vineyards represent the starting point in which their wine is born. This is why Patricius finds it extremely important to get to know and protect their vineyards.
"One of the hallmarks of delicious six puttonyos Tokaj is a delicate balance of acidity and sweetness on the palate. This wine hits that mark with accuracy and has tantalizing apricot, Bananas Foster, beeswax and caramelized pineapple aromas, which follow through seamlessly to the palate. As it opens, more pronounced lemon meringue and acacia honey flavors emerge. The texture is luxurious and silky." - Wine Enthusiast
The king of wines and the wine of kings! Pronounced aromas of botrytized berries followed by enormous, high structure and full body. A stunning backbone of acidity, layers of detectable primary, secondary, tertiary aromas and flavors and a finish that seems endless. This Tokaji Aszú is one of the most treasured bottles, representing what Hungary has been known for hundreds of years.
region: Tokaj, Hungry
varietal(s): 70% Furmint & 30% Hárslevelū
style: sweet dessert wine
pairing: Gerbeaud Cake