Tokay, Tokaj, or Tokaji is the name of a famous sweet wine from the Tokaj region in Hungary and Slovakia.
A Tokaji is an elegant companion to many desserts. As a rule of thumb: make sure that the sweetness of the wine is greater than the sweetness of the dessert:
Tokaji is the oldest appelation in the world. It appeared in 1732.
When the grapes are fully ripe, they get affected by a fungus called Botrytis and start to dehydrate.
The humidity of the autumn`s fog and rivers proximity is essential to garantee a slow dehydration.
Some Tokajs are the sweetest wines in the world and they have an aging potential of 200 years.
Around 200 Tokaj cellars exists in the town of Tokaj.