Tokay is a unique wine region, where the world-known grapes and vines are grown. Love and
passion for winemaking is passing from generation to generation in the family winery Macik. The brand-name Macik was officially established in the year 1995, when the family started to build up the winery, farming and renewing the vineyards in the village Mala Trna in the Tokay region.
The history of the Tokay wine is dated to the year 1650 and already the 1st vintage had met the appreciation between the common folk. This sweet wine had become very popular between the aristocracy in the Austria-Hungary, Russia, and Poland, whereby the wine was accredited for its beneficial effects on the health of the human body. The Tokay wine was known as “the wine of the kings and king of the wines“. The wines from the Tokay region were beloved between the King Louis XIV of France, Queen Victoria, Emperor Franz Josef, Frederic the Great, Napoleon III, Peter the Great, Elizabeth of Russia and many others.
Tokay is the world-famous sweet, topaz-coloured wine, whereas the original Hungarian expression is “Aszú”. The meaning of the word aszú was “dried”, but the term aszú came to be associated with the type of wine made with botrytised (i.e. “nobly” rotten) grapes.
The concentration of aszú was traditionally defined by the number of puttony of dough added to a Gönc cask (136-litre barrel) of a must. Nowadays the puttony number is based on the content of sugar and sugar-free extract in the mature wine. Aszú ranges from 3 puttonyos to 6 puttonyos, with a further category called Aszú-Eszencia representing wines above 6 puttonyos. Unlike most other wines, the alcohol content of aszú typically runs higher than 14%. Annual production of aszú is less than one percent of the region’s total output. The tokay selection must mature in the oak barrel for a minimum 3 years, of which 2 years in the classical tuff wine cellar.
The Tokay selection wines are advisable for long-term storage in the form of investment. Wines of good quality can make it up to 200 years.
A Macik winery belongs to the elite wineries, as evidenced by many achievements on the domestic and international wine competitions. The winery has been appreciated by the title Winery of the year 3 times in the row, in years 2009, 2010 and 2011 in Slovakia and by the title Wine of the year in 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2016 between the tokay wines.
Most of their wines are produced using traditional methods, making so-called classical oxidative wines. Nevertheless, the winemakers want perfection and therefore you can find the selection of modern reductive wines in the Macik portfolio. The main principle at reductive wines is to reduce the admission of oxygen throughout the manipulation with grapes and later on during the mature of wine. This process is the opposite of the classical one, where the micro-oxidative approach is essential.
The modern reductive wines are light, fresh with a beautiful aroma, suitable for everyday tasting and explode the myth of heavy and sweet wines from the Tokay.
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