Kései szüret wines first began appearing in the mid-1990s. Made from late-harvested, over-ripened grapes (which are not necessarily botrytized), these wines have less complexity than Szamorodni. Generally lively and fresh, this category doesn’t have any ageing requirements, and they are generally aged for just a few months.
This is an important and traditional Tokaji category. Originally called Főbor (main wine), the name Szamorodni was later adopted. Derived from a Polish word, which means ‘as it was born,’ this name reflects the historic importance of the Polish market for Tokaj during the 18th century. This wine was one of the best sellers…