Tokaj – The Burgundy of Hungary

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Great variations in the soil structure, more than 400 single vineyard locations and a northern latitude. Add the fact that Tokaj are in possession of Furmint; one of the greatest white grapes in the world when it comes to expressing terroir.  This and a lot more makes the advancing Tokaj the perhaps most interesting wine region in Europe currently. At least the one with the greatest potential of joining those able to produce world class dry white wines.

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IMG_5515Tokaj town; a cosy place where wine is, quite understandably, put in focus.

IMG_5495The importance of close-by water can’t be stressed enough in Tokaj.

_MG_5876The soil structure in Tokaj is either clay or loess, depending on where you are. Beneath that, it’s all about volcanic subsoil. At the old mine the wine geek is presented with a cross section of several meters of the soil.

IMG_5760It’s that time of the year again, when it all starts! The greenness is simply amazing.

IMG_5638Lots of 2012 wines tasted, a dry and warm year for Tokaj. Still a lot of really great wines to be expected.

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