£37.00

Tokaji Furmints are oftentimes dynamic and mineral, while others are elegant and fruity. Only very special wines combine both, and this vineyard selection Furmint, made from hand-picked grapes, is just such a vintage. Intense aromas of citrus, stone and peach explode in the glass, followed by a juicy palate with refined acidity and considerable oak in the background. Creamy, smooth and perfectly round, this is a well-balanced vintage for true wine lovers and connoisseurs.


Food Pairing

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


Expert Opinion

International Wine & Spirits Competition Judges - 95 points - IWSC 2021

A complete wine that balances medium-dry ripe tropical fruits: apple, pears and lemon create a lovely minerality and a vibrant acidity. Beautifully textured with some honeyed, nutty and minty herbal notes adding to the complex, long finish.

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

Awards: International Wine & Spirits Competition 2021 - Gold Medal - 95 points

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The boutique Balassa winery was established in 2005 by Istvan Balassa in the historic Tokaj wine region. Right from the beginning, Istvan, a perfectionist, has been determined to produce only the highest-quality wines possible by maximising the potential of each vintage. It all starts with growing grapes of an outstanding quality, applying a rigorous approach to cultivation. Each wine is then created using artisanal wine-making methods, highlighting the unique characteristics of the grape, the vineyard and the terroir.

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