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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  • Rutherglen

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  • Hungary

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

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Furmint on Snooth

  • Tokaj Svätý Urban NV

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Got a tip about this wine holding its own with Petrus under blind tastings, and figure it's worth a look. I know at least the Greg's might be interested in checking this out if not already known.CT link for the 2007US Distributor: Price: $70/bottlePlanning on trying this soon enough, I'll hopefully be reporting back with more on this soon.  Read More

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  • Rojal Tokaji Hungary Late Harvest Furmint

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    This sweet late harvest Furmint from Rojal Tokaij was a brilliant match with a classic Gotland (a Swedish island known for their saffron-infused dishes) apple cake with saffron and almonds, with whipped cream. The almond, saffron and baked apple flavors came out in the wine as well. Read More

    Wine review by Erica Landin


  • Been drinking  a lot more Spanish whites lately due to the fact that the weather has picked up here in the UK. I know I'm a little biased when it comes to Spanish wine but  I've noticed there has been a lot more choice.Albarino ( Rias Baixas) is perhaps the most well known and widely available being Spains Signature white wine but Verdejo and Vi... Read More

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  • The wine term "dry" seems to have been misconstrued from its technical scientific definition as being the opposite of sweet, meaning there is no perceptible residual sugar in the wine. More often than not, I hear wine drinkers describe a wine with aggressive tannins as being dry, without knowing that dryness actually refers to the lack of sweetn... Read More

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  • Királyudvar Furmint Sec Dry 2009

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    Crisp lemon citrus on the nose. Grapefruit pith, some salinity and mums. Some straw and a stemmy quality. On the palate, it's so vibrant and bright it seems effervescent. Juicy acidity balanced by a moderate sweetness. Lip smacking. Stony minerality, a peachy suggestion and floral citrus flavors. It's called "sec", but it's not too sweet.... Read More

    Wine review by VegasOenophile


  •  We have all heard the sage words when it comes to food pairing: white ... ... pork.Chateau Pajzos Dry Furmint 2009 (Tokaji, Hungary). Sourced from grapes grown in volcanic soil, this wine worked extremely well with flavors and spiciness of the barbecue—it was actually hard to tell whether notes were coming from wine or the food: perfect syne... Read More

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  • Mad Cuvee Tokaji 2008

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    Oh Ya! Picked up a bottle of this Late Harvest while on holiday in Kauai this week. Yumeeee. Golden color, light syrup body with good cling. Silky mouth feel. Mango aroma on the swirl. Golden Raisins was my thought at first sip, then the mango taste with slight apricot. Ice cold - it was great while sitting on the lanai watching waves cras... Read More

    Wine review by StukNlodi


  • R.L. Buller Fine Tokay Premium NV

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    Clear, medium+ darkish copper amber colour. Clean aromas of fresh cracked walnuts, cane sugar and molasses; theres enough going on to be enticed to take a sip immediately. Sweet and lush, it has a smooth texture and exudes lovely balance with good acidity to keep fresh the sweeping flavours of tokay, burnt sugar/butter sauce and prune compote. 1... Read More

    Wine review by Terence Pang


  • Royal Tokaji Blue Label 5 Puttonyos Aszú Wine 2005

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    Wine review by smiles813


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