In 1994 the Count Degenfeld family successfully revived its wine estate in the Tokaj Hegyalja wine region following their tradition of over 150 years. Their winemaking is inspired by their love of nature, and respect for traditions, combined with modern technology. They produce dry wines and sweet wine specialties from the three main varieties of the region: furmint, hárslevelű and muscat blanc. These wine specialties include sweet late harvest wines, szamorodni and the famous tokaji aszú. The family’s vineyards, covering 35 hectares, are located on the border of Mád and Tarcal. Since 2009 their vineyards have been managed by certified organic cultivation, the aim of which is to maintain a balance between the vine plant and its natural environment.
Category-winner wine: Tokaji Organikus Terézia Hárslevelű 2022
Hárslevelű is easily recognised by its leaves, which are similar in shape to the ones of linden trees, its distinctive long clusters, up to 50 centimetres long, and its relatively small berries. It is an extremely versatile variety, and is perfect both as a dry varietal wine, and as a base for aszú. The pleasant, fruity aroma of this wine is dominated by the scent of gooseberry, but there is also a hint of blossom honey and barrel notes, complemented by a slight minerality. Aromas of pear flavours dominate the medium-long finish. The perfectly ripe, healthy clusters for this dry, organic wine were harvested from the Terézia vineyard in Tarcal.