Furmint is a traditional Hungarian grape variety, grown for centuries in the world-famous Tokaj wine region. It holds sugar and acids well, providing a cavalcade of flavours and aromas, including honey, pear and quince.
Winery: Tokajicum Winery, Tokaj - Protected Designation of Origin (PDO)
Grape Variety: Furmint
Soil Type: Volcanic loess
Fermentation: 50% tank - 50% barrel fermentation
Ageing: 3 months in barrel
Alcohol Content: 12.5%
Bottle Size: 0.75l
This dry furmint showcases the lighter side of this quintessential Tokaj variety. A medium-bodied and approachable wine, partially tank-fermented to retain the grapes delightful fruitiness, before a period of barrel ageing for added depth and character. It has an intense nose of yellow-fleshed fruits, pear, honey and a touch of quince. The palate is dominated by peach, pear and quince, elegantly complemented by an intense minerality and the buttery, toast aromas from the barrel ageing.
Food Pairing Recommendation
It goes very well with roast, poultry, fish, sushi and dumplings. If you are preparing a cheese board then pair it with medium hard cheese including Edam, Emmental, Gruyere and Gouda.
Serving temperature: 10°C
About the Winemaker
The Tokajicum Winery is situated in the historical wine region of Tokaj, renowned for its white wines, but especially its unique Late Harvest and Aszu dessert wines. The winery cultivates grapes on 20 hectares of prime location land, with vines that are 40 years or older, producing wines of real character with a high mineral content.