Hárslevelű is a white grape variety native to Hungary, known for its aromatic and floral character, and is a key grape in the production of Tokaj wines, including the famous Tokaji Aszú sweet wines. It is also produced as white and orange wines.
Varietal origin: Hárslevelű is a white grape variety that is native to Hungary. It is one of the key grape varieties used in the production of Tokaj wines, which are famous for their sweet and complex flavors.
Typical taste profile: Hárslevelű wines are known for their aromatic and floral character, with flavors of honey, apricot, and tropical fruits. They can have a rich and full-bodied mouthfeel, often with a balanced acidity that provides freshness and structure. Hárslevelű is also used in the production of dry and off-dry wines, which exhibit similar aromatic and flavor profiles but with a drier style.
Regional styles: Hárslevelű is primarily associated with the Tokaj wine region in Hungary, where it is used to produce the renowned Tokaji Aszú wines, which are sweet wines made from botrytized grapes. Hárslevelű is also grown in other wine regions of Hungary, as well as in neighboring countries such as Slovakia.