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Mad Tokaji St Tamas Late Harvest wine 2017 £18.95
Mad Tokaji St Tamas Late Harvest wine 2017
Mád Wine KFT is intent on putting Dry Furmint on the world map and in its collective glass.
Based in the village of Mád, in the heart of the Tokaji region, they toil the vineyards shaped by volcanic eruptions millions of years ago. World-famous for the exquisite sweet wine that is produced here, they know that this volcanic terroir is the key to proving that their dry wines are just as good as the sweet ones. Creating wines with unique flavours somewhere between Loire Chenin and Chablis in style, that is refreshing with an underlying minerality that feels like it comes directly up from those ancient volcanic soils.
The village of Mád, the most prestigious in the region of Tokaj is still composed of many plots of small growers, the aim has been to raise the viticultural standards of the growers by guaranteeing the purchase of their grapes at an above market price dependent on their working with the Mád viticulturalists. This ensures an excellent supply of high-quality grapes. The vineyards for these wines sit on the south and western sides of the hill overlooking the village and are planted on predominantly red clay, zeolite Malota and quartz rhyolite soils.
Modern temperature-controlled fermentation in stainless steel tanks which allow the true character of the village to show in the wine, in particular, the unique minerality evident in the wines.
Vivid and lively late harvest wine, the natural sugar concentration is balanced by refreshing acidity. Floral, fruity intense aromas, a touch of minerality and fresh fruity lingering finish. Perfect with cheese, pudding or just with a coffee!
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