The Old Fire Station, Old Market, Nailsworth, Gloucestershire

Kardos Tündérmese, Late Harvest

This winery ticks so many boxes… tiny and family owned, steeped in history, from Tokaj – the oldest classified wine region in Europe (1737), Furmint grape variety specialists, and just all round nice people. Located in the crazy sounding village of Mád (regarded as Tokaj’s most important and prestigious wine area), the vineyards have been in the family for centuries, however, the opportunity to build the Kardos winery was only possible after the Central and Eastern Europe revolution of 1989. From humble beginnings of selling wines from their cellar door and to local bars, this boutique winery started to get more serious when the owners son, Gábor Jnr. came on board full time in 2008. He started modernising the winery, introducing strict yield restrictions, multiple bunch selection and selective harvesting techniques – all of which dramatically increased overall wine quality.

Sourced from Betsek, Szilvás, Danczka vineyards and hand harvested. Fermented in stainless steel tanks. After stabilisation and refrigeration, three months aging in tank. Fining with betonite before bottling.

This late harvest furmint has rich intense mandarin, pear and lime flavours with a honey note suggesting botrytis fruit. Textured with a vibrant acidity that prevents the sweetness from becoming cloying. Very drinkable, this doesn’t need food and has a finish that just goes on and on.

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We can deliver anywhere in mainland Britain from £11.95 per case.