Wine and food pairing – How to enjoy Disznókő’s most popular wines?
Already dreaming of your warm-weather sips? Disznókő wines bring you joy throughout the sunnier seasons. Whether you’re planning a barbecue with friends or celebrating a significant family event, it’s worth considering wine and food pairings as well. What do we recommend our most popular wines with? In this summary, we give you some tips.
How to choose?
During the summer break, we have more time to spend with our loved ones and ourselves, which means more opportunities to have intimate conversations or read a good book with a glass of wine. Once we have our favorites, the question is which ones to choose and how to serve them.
It’s always good to have an excellent white wine at home since almost every family has someone who prefers it to red wine. Disznókő Furmint is perfect for conversations and pairs well with light fish dishes, so it’s worth getting a few bottles for the terrace season.
Special occasions deserve a more complex and elegant wine, such as the extremely rare, vineyard-selected 6 Puttonyos Kapi Aszú, made only in exceptional years. It’s a celebratory wine that provides the most memorable experience when savored on its own after dinner.
When hosting, paying attention to the temperature at which we serve the wine with the meal is essential. Improper temperature can detract from the wine’s enjoyment value! While white wines should always be served at a lower temperature than red wines, it’s essential not to over-chill them, as this will cause the wine’s aroma and flavor to be muted.
Never chill wine in the freezer! Not even for a few minutes! Instead, choose a wine cooler filled with ice cubes and water, in which the wine intended for consumption will gently and relatively quickly reach the desired temperature.
Wine and food pairing – What do we recommend our most popular wines with?
Traditionally, wine and food pairing with aszú was limited to foie gras or dessert, even though it is an incredibly versatile wine with a delicate balance of sugars, acids, and alcohol, making it perfect to pair with main courses.
Special occasions deserve a more complex and elegant wine, or even a wine such as the extremely rare, vineyard-selected 6 Puttonyos Kapi Aszú, which is only made in exceptional years. It’s a celebratory wine that provides the most memorable experience when savored on its own, after dinner.
Disznókő Tokaji Furmint 2022
Fruity, yet distinctly mineral dry white wine, sealed with an elegant glass cork. Very fresh and fruity with aromas of pear and ripe apple, white flowers, and the freshness of grapefruit. On the palate, exotic fruits mix with pear and quince, followed by a long-lasting mineral aftertaste. Ideal for lovers of crisp, refreshing wines.
What do we recommend it with? – Perfect companion for lighter dishes and enthusiastic supporter of friendly conversations. An excellent aperitif, the perfect accompaniment to fish dishes with light sauce, fried fish, or other seafood dishes. It pairs well with poultry, game birds, and salads too.
How to enjoy it? – Serve chilled at 10°C, and it’s best to consume immediately after opening.
Disznókő Tokaji Dry Inspiration 2020
Its spicy aroma is enriched with floral and mineral notes and is subtly oaked. Aromas of white and stone fruits, bananas, beeswax, and dried apricot characterize it. On the palate, citrus fruits, apricots, pineapple and spices with a salty sensation in the finish. The sip is rich, and full-bodied, with a pleasant structure and a hint of oak.
What do we recommend it with? – Disznókő Inspiration is an excellent aperitif, the perfect companion to seafood. It pairs well with traditional poultry dishes such as garlic-roasted chicken, pork, or veal. It also goes well with exotic dishes such as Thai curry, Mexican fish taco, or grilled halloumi with roasted vegetables and couscous. Try it with a cheese platter too! Its depth, texture, and elegant freshness make it particularly food-friendly.
How to enjoy it? – Best served chilled at 10°C. Although it can be enjoyed for a few days after opening, it is best to consume it immediately.
Disznókő Tokaji Late Harvest 2019
A relaxed and vibrant wine. Intense scents of wildflowers, pear, mandarin, and fresh stone fruits. Its lively and refreshing taste is rich in honey and fruit flavors, with a balanced, long, and clean finish. It has a full, structured sip with a touch of tannin.
What do we recommend it with?– It is a perfect aperitif for friendly dinners or family lunches. It is a perfect choice for appetizers such as fruit salad made from tropical fruits, lighter blue cheeses or goat cheese, rosemary olive oil bread, ham slices, and olives. It is excellent with seafood or chicken-based, slightly spicy dishes, fruit-based desserts, or well-chilled on its own.
How to enjoy it? – It is recommended to serve at 11-13°C. After opening the bottle, it will stay fresh for two weeks in the refrigerator.
Disznókő Tokaji Aszú 5 Puttonyos 2013
Velvety texture, with notes of peach and orange blossom, rich honeyed and dried fruit flavors. Its incredibly long finish ends with a spicy note. The pleasantly vanilla-ginger character makes it truly unique, further enhanced by its creamy structure and a beautiful balance between intense, round acids and sweetness. It is lively, fresh, complex, and concentrated.
What do we recommend it with?– It is an excellent choice on its own, but it can also hold up against many dishes. It is recommended to serve chilled, as a refreshing aperitif, or instead of dessert at the end of a meal. It perfectly accompanies various poultry dishes with different sauces, but it is also excellent with risotto containing mushrooms or seafood. It pairs with slightly spicy East Asian dishes like Thai green curry chicken. It is a perfect choice with less mature, not too salty blue cheeses, served with some fruit (apricot, pear, fruit salad) or fruit-based desserts (fruit tart, mandarin sorbet).
How to enjoy it? – To showcase its best characteristics, it is recommended to serve the Disznókő Tokaji Aszú 5 Puttonyos at 11-13°C. After opening the bottle, it can remain fresh in the refrigerator for up to a week.
Disznókő Kapi Vineyard Tokaji Aszú 6 Puttonyos 2017
An elegant, perfectly balanced, complex wine whose fresh yet mature acidity combines in splendid harmony with its crystal-clear mineral character. Velvet-smooth fills the mouth with ripe, round yet assertive acids and fine tannins that offset the sweet flavors. Its taste is intense and rich, with notes of apricot compote, honey, quince, mango, and pineapple. It’s a magical, enchating wine.
What do we recommend it with? – Enjoy it with some crumbly sponge cake, fruit, or a handful of almonds. Mature, hard cheese such as aged Beemster Dutch Gouda perfectly harmonizes with its salty and caramel notes, bringing out the wine’s mineral and caramelized flavors.
How to enjoy it? – However, the Kapi shines on its own. It’s a beautiful „meditative wine” that is best tasted alone as a perfect way to cap off a great dinner or a perfect evening.
It’s drinkable immediately upon receipt but will also reward 20 years or longer aging. It’s best served at 11–13°C. After opening the bottle, it can be stored in the refrigerator for a few more weeks to maintain its freshness.
Disznókő wines are all excellent choices for different occasions and food pairings. Whether having a casual dinner with friends or a special celebration, these wines will surely impress. Remember to serve them at the appropriate temperature and pair them with the right foods to appreciate their complex and delightful flavors fully.