Great Tokaj Wineries in Shanghai
ProWine China, 13–15 November
The most imporant European wine trade fair, ProWein Düsseldorf has an Asian sister, ProWine China, which is going to be held mid November for the 5th times. German preciseness is definitely efficient, the Düsseldorf grandiose wine exhibition is a must for wineries and wine professionals, and its Chinese branch is about to be as efficient as the European one. ProWine China 2017 attracted 14,219 trade visitors, an increase of 14.3% from the previous year. This year, nearly 700 wines and spirits manufacturers, importers and distributors from 39 countries and regions organized 16 country pavilions and 4 regional pavilions, contributed to a global showing of wines and spirits.
Superb sweet and great red wines on display
This year 11 exhibitors will represent Hungary in Shanghai. The Asian palate prefers wines with some residual sugar, therefore Tokaj producers will get a warm welcome by locals. Three high quality wineries will show their excellent wines, let us recommend a wine from them.
Szamorodni is a style to watch for: sweet (52 g/l sugar), some botrytised berries are used, but the price is much more reasonable than that of the Tokaji Aszú wines. „Elegant, noble botrytis notes on the nose resulting from barrel ageing with vanilla and citrus tones. Caramel creaminess, citrus freshness, refreshing, featherlight fruitiness on the palate. Vibrant, playful balance of acidity, sugar and alcohol. Great length with intensity in the finish.”
Yes, a Tokaji Aszú from 2008 is still a young one. A good aszú can be kept for 20 years as well, its amazing acidity and sugar content will keep it. Zsirai aszú has a superb harmony, the 220 g / l sugar is perfectly balanced by the vivid acid structure. „On the nose it is clear, complex, concentrated – a typical Aszú. On the palate it is a youthful, vivid wine with dried fruits. A balanced, creamy textured great wine from a great vintage.”
Garamvári Tokaji Furmint Brut
A short video of ProWine China 217