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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    One of the principle characteristics of Atauta is the great height of the vineyard situated at 95...

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    Wine review by ariz


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  • Vinum Regum Rex Vinorum Tokaji Aszú 3 Puttonyos Nyulászó 1997

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    Tokai is my favourite on general, but this one especially... the world of diplomats did not allow this to the official parties yet, and that's a pity. Read More

    Wine review by Lafemmediplomatique


  • Tokaji Furmint Quality Wine NV

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    This wine has an interesting intensive smell of green apples. Wine itself, has ... has typical acidic taste of furmint. It tastes better when it's a bit colder (about 15-20 min. in fridge), and decanted for about 20 minutes. Unfortunately this wine is short and watery - which may be the reflection of it's low pric Read More

    Wine review by JMSkelnik


  • Royal Tokaji Wine Company Aszu 6 Puttonyos 1993

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    Had it tonight. (14.03.09) I don't know... Seems this is the closest I've ever gotten to have liquid gold in my mouth, and believe me, that sounds a lot better than what the -93 actually taste like. Read More

    Wine review by jornostikos


  • Grof Degenfeld Tokaji Aszu 6 Puttonyos 2000

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    Wine review by mattsvensson


  • Royal Tokaji Furmint 2005

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    Wine review by cbarbata


  • Campbells Tokay Rutherglen Liquid Gold NV

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    Wine review by QuietSeditionist


  • Evinor Tokaji Harslevelu 2004

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    Mild tokaj, nothing out of the average, good with light food. Read More

    Wine review by wolszczak


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