Tokaj Nobilis

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Tokaj Nobilis

"Me and my husband, Péter, started at my grandpa’s family vineyards and by today we cultivate six hectares. Our winery is located in a 19th-century, traditional-style farmhouse. The house also has a traditional cellar where the wines are aged in barrels and bottles. The French vineyard philosophy is the closest to the Tokaj one, maybe that’s also a reason why our wines are aged in Burgundy barrels.

Our wine-making begins in the vineyard, since the quality of the wine is basically determined by the quality of the vine, so we apply strict pruning, shoot and cluster selection. With very low average yields, very concentrated, high must fruits can be harvested.

When harvesting and processing, it is very important that the grapes are processed in the most gentle way and that all the virtues of the fruit are transferred to the wine. We do not use any extraneous substances in winemaking, and the wines are produced with minimal intervention."

Tokaj

The Tokaj winegrowing area is the first closed winegrowing area in the world - from 1737 - and since 2002 it has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The volcanic bedrock of the vineyard, the sunny slopes and the microclimate determined by the rivers Tisza and Bodrog together support the formation of the noble mold (Botrytis Cinerrea), which is essential for the subsequent eruption.

The noble basement mold (Cladosporium cellare) thickly covering the walls of the cellars - unlike the noble mold - is found here and in the wine cellars on the Rhine all over the world. This mushroom plays an important role in the quality of the Tokaj wines, because the unique taste of fresh bread, the fragrance, the bouquet, the dark golden color and the relatively high alcohol content around 14% by volume of the Tokaji Aszu are due to its activity. It became world famous in 1703, when Prince Franz Rákóczi II gave a Tokaji Aszu to the French King Louis XIV, who apostrophized it as follows: "Le vin des rois et le roi des vins", better known in Latin: "vinum regum, rex vinorum", d. H. "Wine of Kings, King of Wines".

From that time on he became a highly esteemed drink of kings, czars, well-known artists (Peter the Great, Catherine the Great, Frederick II, Voltaire, Goethe, Mozart and Schubert) and one of the most successful means of diplomacy. To his success contributed to the widespread in the 15th century among doctors that his consumption has a healing, regenerative effect, with, he came with the name VINUM TOKAJENSE PASSUM also on the shelves of pharmacies.