Gizella Pince, Barat Grand Cru, Harslevelu, 2016, Tokaj, Hungary Usually £26/ bottle Buy 6 for £120
" Come and experience the purity of the fruit, the great terroir, and the complexity of our wines, because, I believe, Tokaj has them all. For me it all started with my grandparents. Then, in 2005, I had the chance to take over the estate and I did not hesitate to do so. It's been a great journey. My motto is quality over quantity, no matter what. To meet these standards, I produce limited quantities to show the incredible terroir of Tokaj and want to get better and better every year. Please, join me through this adventure. " Laszlo Szilagyi owner and winemaker
The 2015 vintage of this single vineyard, Grand Cru, Tokaji dry Harslevelu was the number 1 wine in Hungary's Top 100 that sold out within 2 weeks. Not much left of this either. This wine was launched in 2006 as a single vineyard and since that has been one of the most successful wine Laszlo created. The vines are growing on decite and tuff with loess on top, 2500 vines per hectare with 2kgs/ vine; hand-picked, then fermented and aged in barrels for 4 months. 2353 bottles made only there is less than 90 bottles in the UK.
Opens up with ripe tropical fruit, sweet citrus, and grapefruit notes with mouth-watering white peach, and an elegant touch of oak. A long, deep, salty and flinty mineral finish that will satisfy any Chablis and Burgundy lovers.