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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Furmint on Snooth

  • Groth was the first Napa wine to get 100 from Parker, FWIW.  I think since ... ... more Picpoul, Manseng, Furmint. Read More

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  • Disznókó Tokaji Dry 2009

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    Definitely buy again. Read More

    Wine review by jwgwine


  • "Didn't suck" is Clay Mauritson's dad's idea of high ... ... ... dish, so we opened Verus Furmint from Slovenia.  Supposedly dry, but it gave the impression of a little RS--those Mitteleuropa wines allow some RS even when called dry, so might have been more than an impression.  I've had this wine before at Commis, Oakland's Michelin starred ea... Read More

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  • Blue Label Tokaji Aszu 5-Puttonyos. the Royal Tokaji Co 2007

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    No written review

    Wine review by anchca


  • Thanks Jon Derry for your kind words it is great to find someone else who is ... ... check out Hungarian dry Furmint from Tokaj and also Pinot Gris from Badacsony as both of these regions make incredible white wines both from local cultivars & also the international ones e.g. Riesling, Chardonnay, Welschriesling, etc.Cheers!Solomon Mengeu &nbs Read More

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  • Hi, I've found this Hungarian Pinot Noir wine on an online pharmacy here:http://www.my-lifespan.com/redwinehighinresveratrol.htmlThey claim it to be therapeutic for health, saying it's a special brand wich may lower chloesterol, and help keep a good cardiovascular function, as it's a unique version. I've actually bought  and tasted it, and I mus... Read More

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  • Thanks, Richard, for all the input.  Furmint?  Rkatsiteli?  I have a new list to look up when I get time.As for selling out the Rosé so easily, you have to remember how small we are:  19 cases of Rosé produced in 2012; 37 cases of Pinot Gris produced in 2012.  Both sell out very quickly and we always have a list in the fall of people who want mo... Read More

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  • Someone had to mention Abacela if he's thinking about Spanish grapes in ... in the geekworld.  Now, furmint or rkatsiteli, or assyrtiko, you'd get my attention... even leanyka or kiralyleanyka--I've had some good wines with those.  But Auxerrois? BTW, selling out of your rose wine the first time you open the door sounds like a good problem to hav Read More

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  • Hi, I'm Tom Vail.  With my wife Marion, we grow pinot noir and pinot gris in the Eola-Amity Hills AVA.  Our label is Calamity Hill Vineyard and Farm.  We produce fewer than 100 cases of pinot noir and 50 cases of pinot gris each vintage.  Our tasting room is only open Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends and this year on the weekend prior to Than... Read More

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  • Dobogo Furmint Tokaji 2011

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    Drier than I thought it would be. Ok. Read More

    Wine review by calywa


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