The Gizella Winery is located at the edge of the Tokaj town. László Szilágyi, owner and winemaker, produces extraordinary dry and sweet Tokaji wines, and he is a long-time Taste Hungary favorite, so we are thrilled to bring his wines to the US! His dry wines are known for being crystal clean, with bright acidity, and well-defined, elegant aromatics. In Tokaj, Furmint tends to grab all of the attention from Hárslevelű. But Szilágyi is a Hárslevelű aficionado and uses it as raw material for both blends and single-vineyard wines. This wine, as well as the winery, is named after László’s grandmother: Gizella. It is a blend of 65 percent Furmint and 35 percent Hárslevelű, and can be considered as his Estate Wine (the wine that defines the style of the winery). The grapes were hand-harvested from eight different vineyards between September 23rd and October 14th, producing a range of different base wines for Szilágyi to use in the blend. The 2019 vintage offered the perfect grapes to create Szilágyi’s dream blend: a low-alcohol, crisp and easy-to-drink wine. That is exactly how this wine turned out. It is clean and crisp, with an elegant nose of white flowers and pear. Its soft—but structured—palate shows the classical dry Tokaj style: a crisp acidity balanced by the lightest touch of sweetness, minerality, and freshness. Just as we like it!