The fall of communism allowed The Royal Tokaji Wine Company to start in 1989 in Mad in the Tokaji region. It is a joint venture between 63 local growers, led by Istvan Szepsy, and wine author Hugh Johnson. Fine Tokaji was almost instinct under Communist Rule in Hungary. Once again they make high quality Aszu. It is rich, sensual and intensely sweet. Their legendary unique Essencia is aged in glass jars for seven years. They also boast a historic 14th century cellar system.