Sweet Szamorodni – Erzsébet Winery

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Wine Region Wine Style
Tokaj Sweet
Wine Type Vintage
2017
Producer Varietals
Erzsébet Winery Furmint

Szamorodni is one of the classic sweet wine styles of the Tokaj region. This style has had a few names during the wine region’s history. It used to be called főbor (main wine) until a Polish wine merchant popularized the name Szamorodni. Poland was (and still is) one of the most important buyers of Tokaj’s sweet wines. Szamorodni, in old Polish language, means “as it comes” or “born by itself”, and it refers to the picking of the berries. This wine is made with bunches with a mixture of healthy and botrytized berries, which are harvested “as they come”. This sweet szamorodni comes from the historical grand cru Király dűlő vineyard, located in the prestigious town of Mád. This vineyard is one of the best and highest altitude sites in the region, with red clay soil and volcanic rhyolite that enhances the wine’s acidity and gives a crushed-stone-like minerality. The Tokaj region has had several vineyard classifications during its 500+ year history, and in every classification, this vineyard is rated as first class (Grand Cru). Its name “Király” refers to the fact that it used to be owned by the king. By law, the Szamorodni wines must have a minimum residual sugar level of 45 grams per liter. This extraordinary wine has the incredible amount of 149 grams of residual sugar—which is more than three times the concentration of a basic szamorodni. It is balanced out by 7.8 grams of acidity. Regarding the winemaking, the Furmint grapes (100 percent) were picked from the Király vineyard without the selection of the individual botrytized Aszú-berries (used for the Aszú style). The wine fermented in new Hungarian oak barrels, and aged for 12 months in used 225-liter Hungarian oak barrels. After barrel aging, the wine rested for one year in the bottle before release. This wine is rich, and has intense aromas of apricot, acacia honey, and dried mango. It has a rich and balanced palate, with juicy acidity and round sweetness. Try it with spicy Thai food or next to pungent cheeses.

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Szamorodni is one of the classic sweet wine styles of the Tokaj region. This style has had a few names during the wine region’s history. It used to be called főbor (main wine) until a Polish wine merchant popularized the name Szamorodni. Poland was (and still is) one of the most important buyers of Tokaj’s sweet wines. Szamorodni, in old Polish language, means “as it comes” or “born by itself”, and it refers to the picking of the berries. This wine is made with bunches with a mixture of healthy and botrytized berries, which are harvested “as they come”. This sweet szamorodni comes from the historical grand cru Király dűlő vineyard, located in the prestigious town of Mád. This vineyard is one of the best and highest altitude sites in the region, with red clay soil and volcanic rhyolite that enhances the wine’s acidity and gives a crushed-stone-like minerality. The Tokaj region has had several vineyard classifications during its 500+ year history, and in every classification, this vineyard is rated as first class (Grand Cru). Its name “Király” refers to the fact that it used to be owned by the king. By law, the Szamorodni wines must have a minimum residual sugar level of 45 grams per liter. This extraordinary wine has the incredible amount of 149 grams of residual sugar—which is more than three times the concentration of a basic szamorodni. It is balanced out by 7.8 grams of acidity. Regarding the winemaking, the Furmint grapes (100 percent) were picked from the Király vineyard without the selection of the individual botrytized Aszú-berries (used for the Aszú style). The wine fermented in new Hungarian oak barrels, and aged for 12 months in used 225-liter Hungarian oak barrels. After barrel aging, the wine rested for one year in the bottle before release. This wine is rich, and has intense aromas of apricot, acacia honey, and dried mango. It has a rich and balanced palate, with juicy acidity and round sweetness. Try it with spicy Thai food or next to pungent cheeses.

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Wine Region Wine Style
Tokaj Sweet
Wine Type Vintage
2017
Producer Varietals
Erzsébet Winery Furmint
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