Situated to the east of Nyulaszo and Szt Tamas in the "basin of the 1st Growths” in Mád, Betsek faces Kiraly – the old Royal Vineyard
– and Kovago. However it is colder than these, and the lower part of the vineyard can even freeze in spring. Being on the bottom of
the valley it is much more "earthy” than the other 1st Growths. It grows into a wonderful swan with age. The old Betsek from 1990 is
showing what this vineyard is made of, and the violets and honey flavours makes it a firm favourite with a lot of Tokaji fans. In 1992
it was the only vineyard to produce any wines of quality and although the yield was tiny, the wine was outstanding and has not yet
been released. The 1993 Betsek is emerging as one of the richest and most vivid of the great 93 vintage.
The skill and traditions of producing Aszu wines have changed little since the 17th Century. Hand picked Aszu berries are macerated
with top quality base wines. The resultant Aszu wines mature at different sweetness levels, generally 4,5 or 6 puttonyos. Careful
pruning in the 1st and 2nd Growth vineyards amongst their 80 hectares, hand picking and maturation for a minimum of 3 years in
Gönci casks in 13th century cellars, ensure these rich, refreshing wines are produced to the highest quality.