From Mythic Origins to Modern Allure, Hungary’s Royal Tokaji Wines

Harvesting aszú berries for sweet wines one simply must try

Two hours east of Budapest, where the Great Hungarian Plain meets the Zemplén mountains (a precursor to the Carpathians), furmint and yellow muscat grapes grow from volcanic soil in well-attended rows. After fog collects, but before the sun burns it all way, a “noble rot” takes over the fruit—and something rather special is born. This is Hungary’s Tokaji wine region and the nectar produced is one …