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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  • Dessert wines are often saved for the winter holidays when we tend to linger at ... from three grape varieties: Furmint, Hárslevel and Muscat de Lunel. The winemaking process itself has changed little over the centuries. The grapes shriveled by botrytis (aszú) are hand harvested individually and crushed into a thick, syrupy paste. This paste is... Read More

    From the article The Sweet Taste of Summer


  • Evolucio Tokaj Furmint 2012

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    Lovely little white wine had with lunch at Marcello's. Dry, crisp, and bright. Just under-ripe peach and apricot, with bits of green apple, citrus, and herbs. At this price point...crazy Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • I did not have any of the wines for the VT, but I enjoyed listening to the ... ... sipping also--a Hungarian Furmint that I have to say was pretty pedestrian, but for the price I did not have any big expectations.I've always been under the impression that I was the outlier on Viognier.  I just don't care for it as a varietal bottling--too flow... Read More

    Forum post in the topic A Journey through Lodi


  • Chateau Megyer Furmint Tokaji 2013

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    Very neutral on the nose. I detect practically nothing. Light on the tonguesome stone fruit flavors but almost undetectable. Some fruit returns at the back of the palate. In between there is almost a saline taste. Very light bodied. If it had a bit more acid, I would, at least, call it refreshing. Not an expensive wine. So, there is no... Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Hi everyone, This thread is dedicated to your thoughts about the wines of Lodi, more specifically for those who attend next week's virtual tasting. Here is a link to the virtual tasting page:http://www.snooth.com/virtual-tasting/video/lodi-presents-1/The tasting will take place next Wednesday, June 3rd, at 8:30pm Eastern/5:30pm Pacific.         ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic A Journey through Lodi


  • Limerick Lane Russian River Valley Furmint/Harslevelu 2014

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    Fairly pale yellow color. Fresh apple aroma. Quite light on initial taste. ... ... experience with either Furmint- or Harselevu-based wines to judge whether this one distinctively represents the grape Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Mark, the CFO and I did a tasting at LL week ago Monday (with OT). It was the ... didn't get to try the furmint, which I'm sure I would have enjoyed, would love to hear your take on it when you get around to popping that cor Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • Yesterday:-- Limerick Lane2014 Furmint2013 Petite Sirah2012 "Hail Mary" (94% Syrah/6% Grenache)2012 Bedrock VIneyard ZinfandelI recall that about a month ago Rex did not care for his LL.  My first experience was amazing, and, so, I am continuing the research.Today:-- Quivet2013 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon2013 Pellet Vineyard CS2013 Kennefick ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • Kiralyudvar Tokaji Furmint Sec 2013

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    Very interesting Tokaji Furmint Sec. Normally these grapes are used to produce an awesome sweet dessert wine so when I saw this dry version I had to try it. On the nose is a nice blast of something floral, akin to honeysuckle. The palate is loaded with ripe pear, honey, mandarin orange and a touch of lemon pith. There is a bit of a mouthcoating ... Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Pajzos Megyer Chateau Megyer Tokaji Aszu 5 Puttonyos 1993

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    No written review

    Wine review by mark


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