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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  • Hungary

    Hungarian wine has ancient origins, dating back to at least the 5th century, when the Romans oc...

  • Rust

  • Rutherglen

    An area steeped in history, vines came to Rutherglen with the gold rush of the 1850s. When the re...

  • Tokaj

    Tokaj is the prized sweet wine of Hungary, produced in the northeast Tokaj-Hegyalja region, at ...

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  • Burgenland

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  • Ribera Del Duero

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Popular Wineries using Furmint

  • Egervin Vineyard

    Egervin Vineyard Co. Ltd. takes enormous pride in a tradition of wine making that spans several d...

  • Tokaj Classic Winery Ltd. Hungary

    Hungarian wines have been sung and written about for thousands of years, occupying a prominent po...

  • István Szepsy

    THE SZEPSY FAMILY HAS BEEN CULTIVATING VINE AND PRODUCING WINE SINCE THE END OF THE 16TH CENTURY...

  • Royal Tokaji Wine Company

    The Royal Tokaji Wine Company, founded in Hungary in 1989, has become one of the most defining wi...

  • Black Castle

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  • Grof Degenfeld

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Furmint on Snooth

  • Dobogo Furmint Tokaji 2011

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

    Wine review by calywa


  • Emark, I was about to click off this thread, thinking that enough had been ... ... a super-high acid grape like Furmint (base of lots of Tokaji) or Chenin or Riesling?  In fact, only two sweet wines really got me to reconsider the whole field.  One was that crazy Tokaji Eszencia we had at Snooth HQ when GdP hosted.  The second was... wait for ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic So much wine, so little time!


  • Predisposed to big, jammy, layered wines. I love California Zins (especially Paso Robles and Russian River areas). Argentina for Malbec, Spain for Rioja Riserva, and Italy for Primitivo, Nebbiolo, Gattinara and great finds among Aglianico, Maremma and Morellino di Scansano.  On the lighter side, afternoon quaffs can include terrific Prosecco, ni... Read More

    Forum post in the topic So much wine, so little time!


  • Tokaj Kereskedohaz Tokaji Furmint Semi Sweet NV

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Evolucio Furmint 2011

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    No written review

    Wine review by sfquixote


  • Help!Ok, ok...there's no crisis here in Dallas. However, I do have quandary. I just haven't developed an affinity for varietal New World pinot noir and I'm wondering what I'm missing. I'm looking for suggestions from you Snoothers.Keep in mind that I live in the Great (or Not So Great) State of Texas, where it's considerably more difficult to ac... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Pinot Noir for Skeptics?


  • Chateau Dereszla Tokaji Dry 2011

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    No written review

    Wine review by smola12


  • Royal Tokaji Wine Co. Tokaji Aszu 5 Puttonyos Red Label 2000

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    Delicious honey and awesome taste. Great dessert wine. Read More

    Wine review by alanb1108


  • Chateau Vinicky Tokaj Tokajsky 4 Putnovy Vyber 2006

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Royal Tokaji Wine Co. Tokaji Mad Cuvee 2009

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    Golden color in the glass. Bright citrus, floral, and honey aroma with correspondingly sweet flavors on the palate which seem to come in layers. Acidity is just enough to balance the sweetness. Wonderful after dinner. Read More

    Wine review by ttutony


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