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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  • Pajzos Megyer Chateau Megyer Tokaji Aszu 5 Puttonyos 1993

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    Wine review by mark


  • Which brings up the old line about Cali Syrah, "What's the difference ... ... to the thread:  Dry Furmint is good, IMO.  Had it first at Commis here in Oakland and have picked up the occasional bottle elsewhere.  Like most grapes that make good sweet wine as well as dry, it's really high in acid.  I like that kind of white--Chenin, dry Rieslin... Read More

    Forum post in the topic The World's Next Biggest Wine...


  • Tokaj, Maule, Yarra and Georgia. They may not sound like much now, but a ... ... available dry version of furmint, Hungary's alternative to chardonnay and riesling.” Virginia also made the Bloomberg list. McCoy noted the eastern state's “best wines so far are the Bordeaux-style red blends made from cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, merlot, a... Read More

    From the article Bloomberg Predicts The Next Eight Great Wine Regions


  • Some interesting places listed here that seem worthy of exploring...Next "Biggest" Wine Regions Read More

    Forum post in the topic The World's Next Biggest Wine...


  • Thought I'd start a topic to see what "different" wines people are drinking. I've been on a hunt to find wines made from lesser known grapes or from unusual areas. Here's one of each.This is a rose made from Cinsault, not too unusual right? Well this is from the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon. Either they don't make very good wine in Lebanon or this bo... Read More

    Forum post in the topic And now for something...


  • 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


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