Furmint

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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  • Chateau Megyer Dry Furmint Tokaj 2008

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    I found this wine in my local wine superstore and decided to give it a try. It was quite a revelation. The wine had good acidity and nice floral notes. I tasted pear and apple, but also citrus and something earthy that I couldn't quite identify. I thought the wine was delightful with a summer meal. Read More

    Wine review by bropaul


  • Peter Schandl Furmint Burgenland 2007

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    Off-dry, with citrus flavors, light, good for sipping on a hot day. Read More

    Wine review by srhymes


  • Kiralyudvar Tokaji Sec Harslevelu. Furmint Tokaji 2005

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    Fruity & dry. Great white... & I don't like white wine. Sweet apple flavors. Read More

    Wine review by BeautifulCalamity


  • Ever look at a winelist and say WOW? Finding great deals, and laughable ones as well?Well, I am looking for people to review their favorite and most despised wine lists. Highlighting great wine friendly dishes, or disasters in the making would be welcomed as well!Let me know if you're interested. Read More

    Forum post in the topic Looking for Great winelists...


  • Királyudvar Furmint Tokaji Sec 2006

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    No written review

    Wine review by mach99


  • Is Muscadet a grape or is it Melon de Bourgogne? Read More

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  • Tokaj Classic Aszu Tokaji Aszu 6 Puttonyos 2000

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    This wine was awarded 96 points in the Wine Spectator in 2006and was one of the WS 100 best wines reviewed. Read More

    Wine review by Tokaj Classic


  • Grof Degenfeld Tokaji Aszu 6 Puttonyos 2000

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    This is a clear wine of a medium intensity amber color that fades to green at the rim and has legs. It has a clean nose of medium (+) intensity with fully developed aromas of apricot, mango, pineapple, and honey. This is a sweet wine with medium (+) acidity, no tannins, medium alcohol and a medium (+) body. It has medium (+) intense flavors of l... Read More

    Wine review by Jimmy Cocktail


  • It seems to me that no grape or wine creates as much heated debate as the humble chardonnay.We read about the great white burgundies and their legendary status, ageing capacity and amazing flavour profile, yet we the wine consumer seem to want to find an ever increasing number of reasons to dislike it.We even have the ABC Club [Anything But Char... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Chardonnay - The Much...


  • R.L. Buller Fine Tokay Premium NV

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    See Richard Buller (Buller Wines) in our Meet-the-Winemaker video series (#19): www.debramasterofwine.com Read More

    Wine review by Debra Meiburg MW


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