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. Csite’s ultimate goal is to produce their wines in the most natural way possible, with as little intervention as is necessary. Furmint is the flagship variety of the volcanic Tokaj region, and because of its relatively short history of being produced as a dry wine (as well as thanks to its popularity), it’s very unusual to come across an aged Furmint, such as this one. When you do, it’s something to be savored slowly and thoughtfully. This ten-year old Furmint is from old vines from the south/south-east facing Toplec vineyard, located between Erdőbénye and Olaszliszka. The vineyard has quite a history. It was first mentioned in 1570 and has had various owners over hundreds of years, including the King of Hungary, the Rakoczi family, and the Austrians. Since 2008, the Csite family has owned .6 hectares of this special vineyard. This wine has a serious structure, a full body, and good acidity. It was lightly aged in oak, and after these many years of bottle aging, it still has a lovely freshness and lively citrus and spice flavors. Try this wine with roasted pork or chicken. Only 874 bottles were produced, so having this aged Furmint still around is a rarity.