Cellar Door Release Grand Tokay

A wonderfully complex Tokay with aromas of caramel, raisins, spicy fruit cake and tea leaf.

Wine Analysis
  • Alcohol: 17%,
  • pH: 3.72
  • Acid level: 4.9g/L

The Wine

This wine has been described in glowing terms as ‘the unsung hero of north-east Victoria’. The fortified Tokays of the north-east of Victoria have become renowned the world over for their richness and depth of flavour.

The Grape Variety

The fruit is harvested late when ripe and raisined and then fortified with grape spirit before too much sugar has fermented. The wine is then aged in a combination of predominantly large old oak barrels and some small oak barrels, which adds to the complexity of the flavour. A modification of the ancient Spanish Solera system is used to age and blend the wine, ensuring rich, older material is mixed with both medium aged and younger material. This system not only preserves the quality and characters of the wine over the years, but also keeps it fresh and balanced. The wine in this blend ranges from 8 to 15 years with the average age being 12. It has an alcohol of 17.0%, a pH of 3.72 and an acid level of 4.9 g/L.