Tokay

Definition

Wine

  • a renowned sweet white wine produced in Hungary around the town of Tokay, made mostly from Furmint grapes that are sometimes infected by the Botrytis cinerea fungus at the end of the summer ripening to produce a very concentrated, sweet grape juice. Sweetness is measured in ‘puttonyos’ on a scale from three to six. Tokay Essencia is the most rare and finest of the range and is produced from the small amount of juice that escapes from the natural crushing due to the weight of grapes piled on top of each other. Tokay aszú is made from grapes infected with the Botrytis cinerea fungus, whereas Tokay Szamorodni is made from the standard grapes of the area, uninfected with the fungus.
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