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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  • Oremus Furmint Tokaji Dry Mandolás 2005

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    This wine is perhaps at the end of its tether in terms of lifespan - although still quite enjoyable and drinkable in its fiery, hot kind of way. A number of barnyard-like scents greet the nose(wet straw comes to mind) along with some brandied fruit like figs, dates and raisins. This wine meets the tongue with a rather sharp drying effect (yet f... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Beres Furmint 2007

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    Nose is very classical: lemon, lime, green apples. Like some chardonnays or recently tried Monte del Fra CustozaMouth very, very pleasant. Simple, nice acidity, easy drinking. Excellent solo. I suppose with dishes tooPrice is very approachable, that's why my mark is so high. Read More

    Wine review by lucto


  • Blue Label Tokaji Aszu 5-Puttonyos. the Royal Tokaji Co 2005

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    Was expecting a lot from this given the praise and the fame and after tasting I have to say its very good but wasn't completely blown away. Very deep amber, good consistancy you would expect from a dessert wine. Rich, sweet with primarily apricot, peach and tangerine with a slightly chalky finish. I'd easily have it again but there are so many o... Read More

    Wine review by colinrchorley


  • Campbells Tokay Rutherglen Old Rutherglen NV

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    Excellent wine for the bottom tier but it is produced from Muscadelle not Furmint Read More

    Wine review by Durif


  • István Szepsy Tokaji Furmint Dry 2006

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    Had it this weekend in Budapest and bought a bottle on the spot. Is brilliantly combined with goose liver pate. Read More

    Wine review by Sotia


  • Beres Furmint 2007

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    Offcial note: http://beresbor.hu/en/items/item/13/Mine goes like this.First meeting with this wine I had in Beres Winery, (12.03.2010 Erdobenye, Hungary) during wide winetasting (12 bottles). As they refer, it is a "flagship of Beres" - single vineyard and 30 years old vines. Impression good, but wine was bit entangled in others with stronger a... Read More

    Wine review by lucto


  • I'd appreciate any thoughts on a good pairing for a Tokali Aszu (5 putts) pairing for a tasting. I'm new here so thanks in advance for any thoughts. Read More

    Forum post in the topic Tokaji Pairings


  • Chateau Dereszla Tokaji Dry 2006

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    Great nose, lemon and marshmallow, with a hint of banana. A little lemoney banana cream pie body, with good acidity and a somewhat lengthy finish. Read More

    Wine review by ONUMello


  • Chateau Dereszla Furmint Tokaji 2000

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    Though I am only an occasional drinker of sweeter dessert wines, I chose this one to pair with a Blood Orange sorbet. It was a good pairing. For the type of wine, I felt it has a medium balanced mouthfeel. Sweet, without being cloying, the wine has a good acidity to prevent the lingering swetness. Notes of honey, citrus, and fresh apricot w... Read More

    Wine review by funbrew


  • The Royal Tokaji Wine Co. Tokaji Aszú 5 Puttonyos Birsalmás 2005

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    No written review

    Wine review by nventure


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