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: Red clay, rhyolite, andesite and quartz
Fermentation: Spontaneous fermentation in oak barrel
Ageing: 7 months in 300l barrel
Alcohol Content: 13%
Bottle Size: 0.75l
Tokaji Furmints are oftentimes dynamic and mineral, while others are elegant and fruity. Only very special wines combine both, and this 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 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.