Oremus, Tokaji Dry "Mandolas" 2016Regular price $25.00 Save $-25.00
Tokaj-Oremus is an unlikely story of a prominent and internationally acclaimed winery in Ribera del Duero, Spain—the name is Bodegas Vega Sicilia. In an ambition to expand and achieve the best, Vega Sicilia founded Oremus in 1993 in the Tokaj (pronounced tok-eye) appellation of Hungary. This area is famed for the noble rot that happens to the grapes due to the climatic conditions instilled by the Bodrog River, not unlike that of the Mosel or Sauternes. The sweet Tokaj wine is quoted as being “the wine of kings and the king of wines,” famously drunk by many celebrated rulers. Oremus is named for one of the most prized vineyards in the region of the same name. The wines are made by Tokaj master Andras Backsos, who artfully blends the botrytized wines into different cuvees, then utilizes different wood ageing on them.
Mandolás is one of the vineyards of Oremus, planted to Furmint vines and considered the most noble variety of the region. Tokaji is known for its elusive dessert wines, but Mandolás has found a new expression as a delicious dry style.