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Mád Wine Kft, Hungary

Mád Wine KFT is intent on putting Dry Furmint on the world map and in its collective glass.

Based in the village of Mád, in the heart of the Tokaji region, they toil the vineyards shaped by volcanic eruptions millions of years ago. World famous for the exquisite sweet wine that is produced here, they know that this volcanic terroir is the key to proving that their dry wines are just as good as the sweet ones. Creating wines with unique flavours somewhere between Loire Chenin and Chablis in style, that are refreshing with an underlying minerality that feels like it comes directly up from those ancient volcanic soils.

Viticulture

The village of Mád, the most prestigious in the region of Tokaj is still composed of many plots of small growers, the aim has been to raise the viticultural standards of the growers by guaranteeing a purchase of their grapes at an above market price dependent on their working with the Mád viticulturalists. This ensures an excellent supply of high quality grapes. The vineyards for these wines sit on the south and western sides of the hill overlooking the village and are planted on predominantly red clay, zeolite Malota and quartz rhyolite soils.

Winemaking

Modern temperature controlled fermentation in stainless steel tanks which allow the true character of the village to show in the wine in particular the unique minerality evident in the wines.

HIGHLIGHTS
  • World famous for the exquisite sweet wine that is produced here, they know that this volcanic terroir is the key to proving that their dry wines are just as good as the sweet ones.
  • The finest handpicked grapes of the region’s best crus - classified in 1737 - are selected to achieve elegance, mineral concentration and depth.
  • A state-of-the-art winery using modern technology with temperature-controlled fermentation and the least possible intervention.