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Dry by Tokaj

The Experience

Drink When...
Towelling yourself
Listen To...
Dry the Rain by The Beta Band
Think About...
Drink With...
Slow roast pork belly

The Oddbins Take

There are two ‘wowzer’ elements to this wine. Firstly, it’s Hungarian wine, which is as rare as hen’s teeth on UK wine shelves. Secondly, it’s a dry version of the world-renowned amber nectar that is Tokaj dessert wine. The grape in question – Furmint – is usually left to go mouldy and ‘botritise’, which concentrates the sugars. But what happens if you don’t let the wine go mouldy and you make a dry wine in the usual fashion? Well, Dry Furmint is a new phenomenon and we are happy to say that Dry by Tokaj is a leading the way with this crisp, mineral, quince and orange blossom firecracker.

The Vital Statistics

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Bottle Size
Regular - 750ml
Residual Sugar
3.6 g/l
Alcohol Units

In stock



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The Style

Furmint, Harslevelu
Light Full bodied
Dry Sweet

Notable Features

  • Suitable For Vegetarians

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Dry by Tokaj 2013 Hungarian White Wine

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Tom Bruce-Gardyne in The Herald, 22/8/15: "Proof that there’s more to Hungary that Italian-lookalike pinot grigio lies in this beautiful, crisp, blossom-scented wine from a village called Mad."

Founded in 2009, the Szent Tamas Winery operates in the village of Mad in Tokaj, Hungary. The winery works on a number of single vineyards and it also runs a programme with local smallholders, who sell their grapes exclusively to the Szent Tamas winery.

The grapes were harvested manually and the berries were destemmed, crushed, then soaked for two hours. Fermentation started spontaneously with natural yeast. No malolactic fermentation took place. The wine was kept in stainless steel tanks and fining was done using bentonite.

Light straw in colour, the wine is gently aromatic with quince, pear, and light hints of orange blossom, supported by volcanic minerality. The wine feels well-balanced by acidity, shows a lot of fruit (pear and quince) and a good bit of palate-cleansing minerality. Good length. Its acidity and orchard fruit would make it a good match for slow roast pork belly or scallops.