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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  • Mandolás

  • Hungary

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

  • Ribera Del Duero

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  • Rutherglen

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

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  • Rust

  • Tokaj

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

  • Côté Tariquet

  • Tokaj-hegyalja

Popular Wineries using Furmint

  • Tokaj Classic Winery Ltd. Hungary

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

  • Royal Tokaji Wine Company

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

  • Black Castle

    You may not be familiar with Hungarian wines, even though Hungary has been producing great wine f...

  • István Szepsy

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

  • Egervin Vineyard

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

  • Bodegas Rodero

    Coming from a family of viticultores of the riverside place of Pedrosa of Duero, Burgos, Carmelo ...

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Furmint on Snooth

  • Evolucio Furmint 2011

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    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

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  • Chateau Dereszla Tokaji Dry 2011

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    Wine review by smola12


  • Chateau Vinicky Tokaj Tokajsky 4 Putnovy Vyber 2006

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    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


  • Attended another very good wine tasting at my local retailer last night, this ... Louis LatourRoyal Tokaji Dry Furmint,Chateau Caronne St Gemme, Haut Medoc , Bordeaux They also had a selection of Port, Whiskey and Brandy to taste, all in all a nice evening, !   &nbs Read More

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  • Hetszolo Tokaj Furmint 2009

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    Sehr fruchtig, Zitrus. Im Mund: Sehr trocken, eher sauer. Read More

    Wine review by alanb1108


  • Chateau Vinicky Tokaj Tokajske Samorodne Suche 2006

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • 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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