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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  • 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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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Tokaj Svätý Urban NV

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  • 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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