Tokaji Furmints are often dynamic and mineral, while others are elegant and fruity. Only exceptional wines combine both, and this vineyard selection Furmint, made from hand-picked grapes, is just such a vintage.
Intense aromas of citrus fruits, wet 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.
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.
Soil type: Clay and rhyolite tuff
Fermentation: 10 months spontaneous fermentation in oak barrel
Decanter World Wine Awards 2021 - Silver Medal - 90 points
Meet the Winemaker
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, was determined to produce only the highest-quality wines possible by maximising the potential of each vintage. It all starts in his vineyards with growing grapes of outstanding quality by applying a rigorous scientific approach to cultivation. He then creates each wine using artisanal wine-making methods, allowing the unique characteristics of the grape, the vineyard and the terroir to shine through in every drop.