Name of varietal: Furmint

Common synonyms: Most common are Sipon, Mosler, Moslavac Bijeli and Zapfner with dozens more derivations of those spellings.

Parentage of the grape: indigenous to either Hungary or Italy

History of the grape: Exact details of Furmint’s origins are a bit murky. It is known that Hungarian King Bela IV ordered the planting of Furmint after most of the country’s vineyards were devastated by the Mongolian invasion in the 13th century. Whether the grape originated there before or was brought over from northern Italy during this mass replanting is unclear. The name of the grape derives from the word “froment,” part of the Latin “fromentum,” meaning “wheat,” (referring to its golden-tan color). What we know for sure is this is the primary blending grape of the spectacular Hungarian dessert wine, Tokaji (along with a small percentage of Harslevelue and sometimes Muscat). Its thin skins make it highly susceptible to Botrytis cinerea Read more »

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  • Puklus Pinceszet Tokaji Aszu 5 Puttonyos 2008


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    Wine review by martins2002

  • Dry furmint - have a few over the past few years and you're correct in that they've improved. I really stopped drinking Tokaji when they stopped making the 3/4 Putts.  The 5&6 Putts are to sweet for.  Went to the late harvest Tokjai for a treat occasionally. Read More

    Forum post in the topic Union des Grands Crus

  • Yes... so I seem to be discovering.  Some dry Furmint-based wines are quite the thing. Read More

    Forum post in the topic Union des Grands Crus

  • Anyone go to the 2019 version? They tasted the 2016 vintage.I got there really late so had to blast through at the rate of maybe one a minute. Maybe a little longer but not much as I only had an hour to taste as much as I could.So no notes, and I'm not big on those anyway, but a few observations that I really wish I had more time to explore. My ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Union des Grands Crus

  • A couple from New Zealand:Then there's this.  The person that ordered ... my interest imediately:A dry Furmint from a good producer. Lastly there is this:&nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?

  • According to the Wine Institute, in 2015, over 28 million liters of wine were ... robust marketing campaign (@FurmintUSA gets the word out!). The twist in my pick: I’m not talking about the region’s famed, golden colored, lovely dessert wines from Tokaj—principally made from the native Furmint grape variety. I’m talking Dry Furmint (non-sweet ... Read More

    From the article This Wine Region is Trending

  • Szent Tamas Nyulaszo Tokaji Szaraz Harslevelu Furmint Mad 2013


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    Wine review by martins2002

  • Snoother - wine from Tokaj is most definitely not red. It's made all or mostly from Furmint, which is a white grape. The reason that's got a buttery taste is mostly because of the barrels. The amount of diacetyl from the grapes, which is the compound that gives it a buttery quality, is limited. How much you get depends on the amount in the grape... Read More

    Forum post in the topic My search for a Red

  • I broke my SIWBM. Held off for over a month. I was pretty proud of myself. The ... buying the DRC Alder Springs Furmint. I told him probably not but when the Dirty and Rowdy offer hit my inbox this afternoon I couldn't resist. Grabbed a couple. I'll save one for next time we get together Ro Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?

  • Please excuse the drift but Fox, your Burmatown restaurant reference just ... ... Királyudvar Tokaji Furmint Sec.  I posted about the 2012 in the "...Completely different" thread (hey, which was also stolen from a Monty Python skit) and this is very much in line with my previous notes, if maybe a tiny touch sweete Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?

  • Is there anywhere in the United States that sells furmint vines? pavel314@comcast.net

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