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DEFYING TIME

The finest flavours demand infinite patience and great humility. After extensively watching over the little miracle that is Botrytis cinerea, Aszú wines must be allowed a long period of rest and maturation to allow the splendour of their divine aromas to flourish.
At the Tokaj-Hétszolo Estate, each year’s vintage spends almost 10 years in the darkness of the cellars before being ready to be drunk.


There is, however, no hurry. Tokaj dessert wines keep exceptionally well thanks to their high sugar content, and their good ageing qualities have also contributed to their distinguished reputation. Aszús can be conserved for 20 to 30 years, even longer for 5 puttonyos, and some even say that the best vintages will last for two centuries.