It is said that Louis XV called the Aszú wine from Tokaj-Hegyalja the king of wines and the wine of kings, but Mozart and Goethe were also supposed to have been extremely partial to it.
In other words, you should certainly not consider your trip complete until you have tasted a glass of Furmint or Aszú immersed in the unique atmosphere of the centuries-old cellars, perhaps while listening to the stories of a winemaker hailing from Tokaj, Mád or Erdőbénye.
Tokaji Aszú is one of the most unique sweet wines in the world, a true miracle of nature. Its production requires the proliferation of noble rot, which in turn is made possible by the formation of water vapour in the autumn. Another important factor is the autumn sunshine, which allows for the concentration of sugar and other important elements within the grapes, giving the wine its unique character. During the harvest, the individual valuable Aszú grapes are collected separately, then soaked in a suitable proportion of stum or base wine of the same vintage. After the fermentation and pressing, several years of aging gives birth to the incomparable taste of Aszú wine.