Disznoko, Inspiration Tokaji Dry
A blend of 85% Furmint and 15% Harslevelu, made from small quantities of single vineyard batches, individually fermented and aged in old oak barrels and then blended. The USP of this wine is its balance. Getting picking times right – ripe fruit without cumbersome alcohol, freshness without overpowering malic acid, structure without rough textures – is a balancing act that has proved a stumbling block for many a Tokaj drys. Inspiration passes this test with flying colours (whether this is a testament to the excellence of the vintage or to the expertise of the winemakers, or both, it is hard to say).
Initially the oak makes its presence felt but a few hours after opening it retreats to the background. For a Tokaj dry the nose is definitely intense, lively and elegant showing hints of pears, pineapple, ginger and clay. The palate is clean as a whistle with succulent fruit and a good attack. It’s not a blockbuster, there is nothing OTT about it. It’s quietly confident with no element striving to dominate others. A Tokaj dry that while remaining true to its origin also manages to be pleasant, attractive and elegant.
Furmint, Hárslevelű, Zéta
Disznoko, Tokaj, Hungary
Standard Bottle (750ml)
Poultry, Fish, Cheese, Salad