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KREINBACHER Somlói Furmint Selection 2017

The flagship white wine of the Kreinbacher estate made from selected grapes, this award-winning white wine from Somló is proof that Furmint can shine in a variety of volcanic terroir.

A distinct cool-climate character in the nose, with aromas of green apple, pear and an attractive florality. Refined and elegant body with vibrant acidity and volcanic minerality, with the sip ending in a pleasantly smooth, long finish.

Food pairing

This furmint would go very well with poultry and seafood dishes, or serve it with a spicy Asian noodle. You can also pair it with washed-rind cheeses such as Appenzeller, Limburger or Taleggio, as well as with some charcuterie.

Serving temperature: 12-14°C

Grape variety: Furmint

Soil type: Volcanic

Fermentation:60% in stainless steel tank - 40% in wooden casks

Ageing: 8 months in Hungarian & French oak barrels

Alcohol content: 13.5%      

Bottle size: 0.75l

Awards: Decanter World Wine Awards 2021 - Gold Medal     

Kreinbacher Estate, Somló      

The Kreinbacher Estate was founded on the gentle slopes of the Somló mountain by József Kreinbacher in 2002. A rich alluvial subsoil meets the perfect micro-climate in this volcanic terroir, creating the perfect conditions for cultivating grapes of outstanding minerality. The first sparkling wines were introduced in 2014, opening a new chapter in the region's history that has seen the Kreinbacher Estate become the most decorated Hungarian sparkling winemaker. A team of in-house experts and renowned outside consultants craft each bottle, masterly developing the distinctive aroma of the hand-selected grapes. The results are stunning vintages worthy of the highest international awards and pride of place at any celebration or dinner party.