Kiralyudvar Winery

Kiralyudvar Wines

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Country of Origin: Hungary
Location: Tokaj
People: Anthony Hwang, Owner | Szabolcs Juhasz, Winemaker
Viticulture: Practicing Biodynamic

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Kiralyudvar Winery 2012 Pezsgo Brut Methode Traditionnelle, Henye, Tokaj Login In Stock
Kiralyudvar Winery 2013 Furmint Sec, Tokaj Login In Stock
Kiralyudvar Winery (500 ml) 2009 'Cuvee Ilona' Late Harvest, Tokaj New! Login In Stock
Kiralyudvar Winery (500 ml) 2007 Aszu 6 Puttonyos, Tokaj Login In Stock
Kiralyudvar Winery (500 ml) 2012 'Cuvee Patricia' Muscat, Tokaj Login WS 90 In Stock

Hungary's Tokaj had been a prestigious wine region for hundreds of years, but fell into neglect during the 20th century. After the fall of communism, numerous groups invested in rehabilitating this nearly forgotten region. The most sagacious of these investors was Tony Hwang. In 1997, he partnered with the region's most eminent winemaker, István Szepsy, and, together, they rebuilt the historic Királyudvar estate into possibly Tokaj's finest modern practitioner.

Tony Hwang’s purchase of Kiràlyudvar resulted from a visit to Budapest that year, when he drank a Tokaji Aszú recommended by a sommelier. The wine, with its profound identity and razor-sharp balance, made such an impression that Tony drove more than 200 kilometers the next day to Tokaj, where he discovered Kiràlyudvar (pronounced Kee-RYE-oohd-var).

Just a few months after his visit, Tony purchased this estate, which for centuries had supplied Imperial wine to the Hapsburgs. The famed Tokaj winemaker Ivan Szepsy became Tonys partner, helping him rehabilitate the vineyards, while the château itself was rebuilt.

With time, Szepsy departed, and Tony assumed the reins full-time. Along the way, he was counseled by Noël Pinguet of the Loire Valley's greatest Vouvray producer, Domaine Huët, of which Tony is also a partner. Noël’s collaboration would prove invaluable, particularly his advice to convert the estate to biodynamic viticulture.

Today, Tony is rekindling the legacy of this providential wine region. But hes not stopping there, having recognized, that Tokajs historic grape varieties, with their viscous intensity and bright acidity, could produce world-class dry, demi-sec, and sparkling wines

"My enchantment with Tokaji wine and its renowned place in the history of the wine world led me down a wonderful path to Királyudvar. Together with my family, I made a commitment to the Tokaj region and secured the company's first ten hectare parcel, which eventually led to our first vintage wine, the '98 dessert Aszú." - Anthony Hwang

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  • Kiralyudvar (500 ml) 2012 'Cuvee Patricia' Muscat, Tokaj
    The Wine Spectator
    Rating: 90 (12/15/2015)

    Medium-sweet, this white offers immediate appeal, exhibiting honey, apricot, beeswax, spice and mineral flavors. Stays fresh, elegant and vibrant on the lingering finish. Drink now through 2020.