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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  • R.L. Buller Fine Tokay Premium NV


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

    Wine review by Debra Meiburg MW

  • Dobogo Tokaji Aszú 6 Puttonyos 1997


    No written review

    Wine review by VegasOenophile

  • My name is Barton and I've actually been on Snooth for months now but have not been really active. I receive the emails and updates and usually read them but figured I would get a bit more involved. I'm a wine lover and am absolutely fascinated by the whole process of wine making, the geography of wines, and of course consumption!I tend to not b... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hi all, wine novice here but...

  • I am open to suggestions that are relatively easy to procure, on the dryer side, and have some level of complexity- I tend not to like a one-dimensional, flat wine.  At my last tasting of Asian influenced foods, I paired a Trefethern Dry Reisling, along with 2 other whites.  People liked it ok, but thought a bit sweet tho.  The white rhone blend... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Sell this CA gal on a Riesling!

  • Golya Tokaji Aszú 5 Puttonyos 1988


    I've always had this bottle in my refrigerator, not really knowing what to do with it as I wasn't sure what it would taste like. I finally got the courage to open it and try it out. Opened in Dec 2010. To the nose it had aromas of honey, slight bit of apricot. The color is a golden brown, similar to a dark honey or medium ale and nice long ... Read More

    Wine review by hfatworld

  • Disznoko Tokaji Aszu 5puttons Furmint Hungary 1999


    Nectar on the nose and taste. Yet not too overwhelmingly sweet. Impressive! Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim

  • does anyone know of a reasonable spicey wine for autumn? I've heard Beringer makes a 'wirches brew' but can't find it anywhere....any one?   Read More

    Forum post in the topic spicey wines

  • Oremus Furmint Tokaji Noble Late Harvest 1999


    No written review

    Wine review by Cussac

  • Royal Tokaji Wine Co. Furmint Tokaji Dry Tokaj Hungary North Hungary 2006


    Sweet, slight acidity, but very pleasing Read More

    Wine review by Kyle Graynor

  • Royal Tokaji Wine Co. Furmint Tokaji Dry Tokaj Hungary North Hungary 2006


    Coffee liqueur, peach, apple, and perfume on the nose. The taste is plastic-like and not pleasant for me. Read More

    Wine review by Chris Carpita

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