Wine Style: Dessert Wines
Closure: Cork / Cork Type
Producer: Crown Estates
Crown Estates of Hungary, formerly the Tokaji Kereskedóház Rt, is the only major wine company in the region that is in 100% Hungarian ownership. The company owns 80 hectares of vineyard which include the former Royal Estate ‘great First growth’ Szarvas, Kirárly in Mád, and Szentvér in Tolcsva, whose brown forest soils produce wines with high acid and extract which can be kept without deterioration for many years.
The Company makes Sweet Aszú wines which are made using winemaking techniques dating back to the 1630’s. A base wine is made in September from sound grapes. From mid October raisin-like, sugar rich Aszú grapes are hand picked into ‘puttony’ tubs and are lightly crushed. 3, 4, 5 or 6 ‘puttony’ (25 kg) of Aszú grapes are then added per 136 litres of base wine which then undergoes a maceration and second fermentation. The wine is then aged in small oak barrels for a minimum of 4 years and a further 9 months in bottle before release. Aszú Wines are delicious drunk on their own or with nuts, foie gras, blue cheese and most desserts – particularly ‘tarte tatin’ or pear or almond tart.
When your order is ready, we will contact you, then you can pop into the shop and pick it up in person. No extra charge!
Any questions about collection, opening times and how to find us, can be found on the contact us page.
If we are delivering to one of the following local postcodes and your order exceeds £50 we will be happy to deliver your order free of charge:
HU1, HU2, HU3, HU4, HU5, HU7, HU8, HU9, HU10, HU13, HU14, HU15, HU16, HU17, HU20
For local deliveries to the above postcodes where your order is below £50 there will be a charge of £4.99.
If you have any questions about Local Delivery please get in touch via the contact us page.
Standard delivery is £9.99 and may take up to 10 working days, although under normal circumstances your order should be delivered within 3-5 working days.
Free delivery on all orders with a value over £200 to a single delivery address for UK mainland destinations.
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Please contact us on 01482 870717 (or email) during normal working hours for a price.