Chateau Megyer - Dry (Száraz) Szamorodni, Tokaji, Hungary (2011)
When we opened bossanova, our mission was to bring you exceptional wine & beer. This wine over delivers.
If you have had wines aged under flor from the Jura, this is for you. A dry wine, amazingly complex with notes of honey, brown butter, almonds, dried white fruit & subtle baking spice. Salty minerality and some slight saffron earthiness from partially botrytised grapes.
The Megyer estate was classified as “First Growth” in 1772 by Royal decree. Igneous and sedimentary soils and exposed southwest facing slopes house this furmint/harslevelu Szamorodni, a traditional style for Tokaj.
Szamorodni is Polish for "as comes off the vine", and refers to healthy, shriveled and botrytized grapes all being harvested and fermented together, at the end of harvest. Historically, Hungarians would trade this style frequently with their Polish neighbours - hence the linguistic intrigue.
Szamorodni can be - depending on the sugar level - either Száraz (Dry) or Édes (Sweet).