Tokaji Furmint Pajzos Szaraz is very clean and fresh, with the scent of a dewy spring meadow with some mango basis. The acid character of the Furmint is closed with a little creaminess. This wine is an excellent choice with grilled poultry, fish and cheese dishes, grilled cheese with a green salad.
The Pajzos Vineyard covers 87 hectares of which 54 currently produce grapes. There are 22 hectares of Furmint, 17 hectares of Hárslevelű and 15 hectares of Sárgamuskotály, as well as some experimental plantations. The majority of Hárslevelű was planted in the 1970s; more recent plantings took place between 2000 and 2004. Megyer Vineyard has a southern aspect, southeast-southwest facing. It has variable soils, with strongly mixed rhyolite tuff, a soft rock that weathers and is excellent for creating wines with high extract content. The microclimate is much cooler than in Pajzos Vineyard, and the lower number of sunshine hours, as well as lower humidity, mean the grapes ripen later and aszú berry development is slower than in Pajzos. The Pajzos estate Furmint.
Pajzos was established in 1991 by 12 investors, including Jean-Michel Arcaute, a highly-respected winemaker, who led the winery until 2000. The other key investor was the current owner, agricultural engineer Jean-Louis Laborde. He was in the background of the winery life until 1997. In 2000 Mr Laborde secured a majority share in Pajzos and then he initiated the replanting of Pajzos vineyard, ensuring optimal grape production. Since then Pajzos wines have found their place at dinner tables, in prestigious restaurants and at exclusive gala dinners in numerous countries, thus the building fame of the Tokaji Wine Region and Tokaji wines. Pajzos make wines from the premium grapes growing their Vineyard in Bodrogolaszi and our Megyer Vineyard in Sárospatak. The wines are made with attentive work both in the vineyards and winery either with barrel ageing according to Tokaj traditions or using modern reductive winemaking methods. The premium Pajzos wines perfectly express the assets of these two superb vineyards: Megyer Vineyard gives crisp, dynamic wines of outstanding quality that are characterised by coolness, distinctive minerality and a fresh acid structure.