The Lapis vineyard is one of Tokaji’s Grand Cru vineyards sites, known for its high elevation and volcanic soils. This sumptuous dessert wine is only produced in exceptional years and rivals the great wines of Sauternes with its complex botrytis characters and opulent flavour profile. Full-bodied with a luscious texture, this wine gives classic aromas of orange marmalade, dried apricots and rye bread with a smoky, earthy character. The palate is rich with flavours of stewed stone fruit and orange peel mingle, giving way to a spicy, lingering finish.
Volcanic activity has shaped the region of Tokaj in the north of Hungary , with a climate of early autumn rains and Indian summers it has the perfect conditions for Noble Rot to occur. The Királyudvar estate, which translates as King’s Court, dates back to the 16th century, it supplied wine to the Hapsburgs.
Its fortunes have ebbed and flowed, but when American businessman Anthony Hwang, who also owns Domaine Huet in the Loire, bought the estate in 1997 he partnered with renowned local winemaker István Szepsy and together they started to rebuild the quality and reputation of the estate. In addition to word-class Tokaji they also produce dry, demi-sec, and sparkling wines.