Visually it is striking: there is the Yellow House along the road that is a restaurant, the winery itself which has an architecture inspired by a traditional Tokay village, the “outbuildings” or tractor garage in the style of Hungarian “natural” architecture, and the lookout tower on the hill above the “pig rock”, giving the name Disznókő.
The Disznoko winery is today owned by AXA Millesimes group, the wine estate investment arm of the French AXA insurance company, owning several wine estates in other parts of the world too. It is run by the young and dynamic director and winemaker Laszlo Meszaros.
The wine is made from traditional tokaji grape varieties: furmint, harslevelu, zeta and a little bit of yellow muscat. The main wine style made at Disznoko is of course the sweet white tokaji that is made in several different varieties: late harves, szamorodni edes (sweet), aszus 4, 5 and even 6 puttonyos and eszencia (that can have more than 600 g of residual sugar!). They also make a dry furmint white wine that is excellent, full-bodied and aromatic.
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