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BALASSA Tokaji Furmint “Szent Tamás” 2019

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.


Food Pairing

It is the perfect drink accompaniment to seafood and pasta dishes. Goes very well with a soft cheese like Camembert or a traditional Parenica.

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, 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.