Dry by Tokaj 2013

£13.00

There are two 'wowzer' elements to this white. Firstly, it's Hungarian, which is as rare as hen's teeth on UK wine shelves. Secondly, it's a dry version of the world-renowned...

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There are two 'wowzer' elements to this white. Firstly, it's Hungarian, 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 leading the way with this crisp, mineral, quince and orange blossom firecracker.


Founded in 2009, the Szent Tamas Winery operates in the village of Mad in Tokaj, Hungary, working on a number of single vineyards whilst also running a programme with local smallholders, who sell their grapes exclusively to the Szent Tamas.


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.

Please note: Due to the current pressure on delivery networks we are no longer able to offer guaranteed next day deliveries. Though not guaranteed, we will be placing all standard delivery orders made before 2 pm on a 24 hour service without extra charge.
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Standard

£4.95

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Saturday £11.95
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Next Day Before 12noon £12.95
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Available for most UK Mainland Postcodes.Orders must be placed online by 2pm for delivery the next working day.

Next Day Before 10am £19.95
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Available for most UK Mainland Postcodes.Orders must be placed online by 2pm for delivery the next working day.

Remote Areas - Northern Ireland, the Scottish Highlands & Islands, Isle of Wight, Isle of Man and The Scilly Isles

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Standard

£9.95

We can only offer Standard Delivery to these parts of the UK and delivery times will vary locally. Typically, orders placed before 2pm should be received in 3 or 4 working days, although some of the most rural locations may take longer.** Free Standard Delivery to mainland UK addresses on orders over £100.