Szepsy, Tokaji Furmint, Betsek Grand Cru, 2015, Tokaj, Hungary
The Szepsy family has been producing Tokaj wines since the 1500s, with the aim of producing the best grapes possible without compromise.
The estate is comprised of 50 hectares of vines, that are forty years of age on average, planted on steep slopes at high altitude on a rocky volcanic soil that is considered to be the single, most complex soil composition.
The Szepsy family history is deeply linked to that of Tokaj Aszú wine production: In 1631, Szepsy Laczko Mate was the first man to ever write down how to make Tokaji Aszú.
Eighteen generations later, now under István Szepsy’s direction, the same standards remain and younger generations honour the family tradition of continually striving towards perfection.
" 'Szaraz' on the label denotes a dry wine. Szepsy is the master. Floral notes, green apple and rhubarb. Cooling and calming yet electrifying on the palate. Stunning purity and finesse; this is quietly wonderful." 95/ 100 points - Decanter Magazine