A newly-released wine from 2008 values approximately $40,000 (34,000 euros) which makes it the world’s most expensive one. This wine is from Europe’s oldest and most magnificent wine-region: Tokaj, Hungary.
Tokaji Essencia 2008 is the most expensive wine in the world because of its production process and scarcity. To produce a single bottle of this magnificent wine, makers need more than 400 pounds of the finest Tokaj grapes and very long maturation time. It is essential that each grape must be harvested by hand.
Although Essencia is different from Aszú wines because it is made entirely from the juice of Aszú berries without any base wine in the mix to dilute its sweetness.
Source: www.dailynewshungary.com/ www.fortune.com