The Csite family bought their first small vineyard plot in 2008, and founded their winery the following year in Erdőbénye. They are a small operation, with just 1.5 hectares of vineyards, which they work by hand. Keeping their vineyards clean from pesticides and herbicides is important to the family, and they use different natural fertilizers and herbal infusions in the vineyards. Csite’s ultimate goal is to produce their wines in the most natural way possible, with as little intervention as is necessary. Grapes for this wine come from 35 year old vines from the Csite’s small plot (just one-third of a hectare) in the Rány vineyard, in Olaszliszka. One of the oldest vineyards in the region, it was first mentioned in written documents in 1248. Furmint is the flagship variety of the volcanic Tokaj region. Thanks to its relatively neutral personality, the grape is adept at reflecting terroir. So winemakers in Tokaj, such as Norbert Csite, love to create single-vineyard versions of Furmint (such as this one). Furmint has a razor-sharp acidity, which benefits by being rounded by a few grams of residual sugar. It is also known for its slightly tannic character, and its lean structure. This is a deliciously full-bodied Furmint, with all all of the wonderful Tokaj minerality going on. It was spontaneous fermented, and has a ton of complexity. On the nose it is floral, with flavors of peach, quince, apple, apricot jam. On the palate, there is also pineapple, peach, tropical fruit, quince, and a bit of mango … and the long mineral finish is what we love in a good dry Tokaji Furmint. Just 706 bottles of this wine were made. Enjoy it with Hungarian stew (pörkölt), or Indian, Thai, or Chinese cuisine.