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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  • Royal Tokaji 5 Puttonyos 2008

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    Wine review by Chloe Liew


  • Rl Buller Fine Victoria Tokay NV

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    Interesting dessert wine from Australia. Ripe fig, anise, black licorice, a touch of smoke and a nice mouth coating texture. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Royal Tokaji Furmint 2011

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    Another one from the Jubliation 90's under $20 racks. A beautiful pale, pale gold color. Opens with a bit of muskiness, wind over grass, and wood. Full in the mouth, medium acidity. Medium Dry with a long finish. To me, very similar to an unoaked French Chardonnay and like them, great complexity and acidity. Had alone, but would be great with fo... Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Wine writers are not a homogeneous lot. We come in all shapes and sizes, and ... character. It's her 2012 Furmint. Here's my note: Light yellow color; aromatic, sweet green herb, tart green fruit nose; lightly oily textured, lime, almond oil palate with character; long finish 92+ points Red – For this category, I'm going to give you a wine of ... Read More

    From the article Getting to Know Richard Jennings


  • Tokaji Tokaji Aszu 3 Puttonyos 2010

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    Wine review by Smart2aFault


  • Royal Tokaji 5 Puttonyos 2008

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    Wine review by Smart2aFault


  • Not content with sporting on the epic beards in all of winedom, Dezel is also a ... is also a ... Affinitas Dry Furmint: Furmint is one of the key white grape varieties used in the delicious, lip-smacking dessert wines from Tokaj (Hungary). It’s also vinified into a dry wine that largely goes under the radar here in the US. This example offers... Read More

    From the article Getting to Know Dezel Quillen


  • About a year ago, or so, there were a couple interesting conversations here ... is going to convert me to Furmint.&nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Erzsebet Pince Kiraly Dulo Furmint 2010

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    Very much straw coloring in the glass. Absolutely no nose at all. Initial fruit flavors of peach with concomitant fruity sweetness. Beyond maybe a hint of oxidation I do not get much more from this wine. A little bit of tartness on the finish probably saves it in my view. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Demeter Zoltán Veres 2011

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    Wine review by mark


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