Furmint is a traditional Hungarian grape variety, grown for centuries in the world-famous Tokaj wine region. It holds sugar and acids well, providing a cavalcade of flavours and aromas, including honey, pear and quince.

Winery: Balassa Winery, Tokaj - Protected Designation of Origin (P.D.O.)

Grape Variety: Furmint

Soil Type: Clay and rhyolite tuff

Fermentation: 10 months spontaneous fermentation in oak barrel

Ageing: 7 months in 300l barrel

Alcohol Content: 12.5%                   

Bottle Size: 0.75l

Specialty: Vegan

Tasting Notes

A vineyard selection Furmint from hand-picked grapes, this is a concentrated and complex wine with multiple layers. Refreshing acidity with intense ripe golden fruits and rich sweet spices on the palate, providing a real sense of the unique Tokaj terroir. Creamy, smooth and perfectly round, this is a well-balanced vintage for true wine lovers and connoisseurs.

Food Pairing Recommendation

It is the perfect drink accompaniment to poultry and seafood dishes. Goes very well with washed-rind cheese like Appenzeller, Linburger or Taleggio.

Serving temperature: 12-14°C

About the Winemaker

The boutique Balassa winery was established in 2005 by Istvan Balassa in the historic Tokaj wine region. He adopts an unrelenting attitude of producing only the highest quality wines possible, by maximising each vintages’ potential. It all starts by growing outstanding grapes, using a strict and rigorous approach to cultivation. Each wine is then created using artisanal wine making methods, showcasing the characteristics of the grape, the vineyard and the unique terroir.