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Royal Tokaji release 2008 Single Vineyard Aszú Wines
01 May 2014

Royal Tokaji are releasing their 2008 Aszú wines from their prized single vineyard estates Mézes Mály (1,644 bottles), Szt. Tamás (2,232 bottles), Nyulászó (4,056 bottles), Betsek (4,596 bottles) and Birsalmás which is only available in The Royal Tokaji 2008 Single Vineyard Collection Box. These wines made from nobly rotted grapes picked berry by berry will be available on allocation to their customers around the world.

István Turóczi, Royal Tokaji's Managing Director, based in Mad, Hungary, describes the 2008 as: "An outstanding vintage, one of the greatest Royal have made, liquid gold with classic Tokaji Aszú richness and a wonderful zingy freshness on the finish".

Tokaji Aszú wines are renowned for their longevity. For the first time these Royal Tokaji single vineyard wines will be available packed in vineyard branded wooden boxes each holding 6 x 500ml bottles to facilitate cellaring during their long lifespan.

During the 2008 growing season a very mild winter was followed by a rainy spring and early summer. August was hot and dry while a cool wet September delayed ripening. A lovely long Indian summer from the beginning of October turned a good vintage into a great one. This wonderful weather provided perfect conditions for the developing Aszú berries on the Furmint, Hárslevelü and Yellow Muscat vines.

These raisined berries from each individual vineyard were macerated with dry base wines for up to 48 hours and then transferred to old Hungarian oak barrels for fermentation and ageing. After two years in our cool, deep underground cellars barrels were selected for blending and bottling as Single Vineyard Aszú wines.

The Royal Tokaji selection of award winning wines includes: Dry Furmint 2011, Mézes Mály Single Vineyard Dry Furmint 2010, Late Harvest 2012, Blue Label 5 puttonyos Aszú 2008, Gold Label 6 puttonyos Aszú 2008, Single Vineyard Aszú wines 2008, Essencia 2003.

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