2018 was an exceptionally dry and warm vintage, but thanks to an early harvest, the natural acidity of the grapes has been preserved. Gentle pressing was followed by spontaneous barrel fermentation and a five-month maturation process in Hungarian oak, producing a beautifully balanced wine.
The nose is dominated by pear, mint, and floral notes, with a hint of vanilla in the background. Rich palate with a long, intensely mineral finish. Perfect to drink now, this wine will show beautifully after a few more years of laying down.
Furmint is a great match for Asian dishes - try with a sushi platter or a sweet-and-sour recipe. Alternatively, serve with a creamy pasta dish or risotto. From our own recipe book, top recommendations include roasted red cabbage and truffle tagliatelle.
Serving temperature: 10°C
Caroline Gilby - Master of Wine - 93 points - Decanter April 2021
Barrel fermentation and six months of ageing have produced this lovely, expressive Furmint that has peach and floral notes, good body and intensity. Harmonious and fresh, with a twist of orange zest on the finish.
Grape variety: Furmint
Soil type: Volcanic loess
Fermentation: Barrel fermentation
Ageing: 5 months in 220l Hungarian oak barrels
Alcohol content: 13%
Bottle size: 0.75l
Special feature: Organic & vegan
Tokaj Nobilis Winery, Tokaj - Protected Designation of Origin (PDO)
The philosophy of Sarolta Bárdos, owner-winemaker at Tokaj Nobilis, is that good wine begins in the vineyard, as the quality of the grapes will have a great influence on the quality of the end product. With extremely low yields, they harvest super-concentrated fruit with high sugar content. The vinification process is carried out in the most natural and gentle way possible so as to preserve everything the grapes have to offer. Minimal intervention and now certified organic production ensure pristine quality. The Nobilis portfolio includes estate wines, vineyard selections, a sparkling wine and late harvest as well as Aszú sweet wines.
Turn an unassuming cabbage into a gastronomic delight with a scrumptious honey and mustard vinaigrette. A lighter alternative to roast potato, this delicious side dish is bursting with flavour, perfect for summer. Delicious with steak or a BBQ, while you can even have it as the main course before a decadent dessert.
An indulgent pasta dish ready in just 20 minutes, perfect to bring a gourmet touch to a weekday evening. The fresh pasta infused with the earthy, moreish black truffle flavour makes for an irresistible combination.