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

Decanter World Wine Awards 2021 - Silver Medal - 90 points

Balassa Winery, Tokaj - Protected Designation of Origin (PDO)

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.

Chicken Paprikash with Noodles

Chicken Paprikash, called Paprikás Csirke in Hungarian, is a popular weekend staple and a classic of the Hungarian culinary arts. As suggested by its name, smoky and aromatic paprika is at the heart of the dish, which combines simple ingredients into comfort food paradise.

Trout Fillet with Potato Salad

Delicious and flaky trout fillets full of Omega-3, served with a healthy potato salad bursting with flavour from a dressing of tarragon mustard and cold pressed oils. The whole meal is ready in less than 30 minutes, perfect if you find yourself short of time but still looking for a wholesome dinner idea.

BALASSA Tokaji Furmint “Szent Tamás” 2019