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


    No written review

    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

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

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  • Erzsebet Pince Kiraly Dulo Furmint 2010


    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


    No written review

    Wine review by mark

  • Hungary is coming to America – Hungarian Wine Road Show 2014What kind of ... to your doorstep in America?Furmint, Welschriesling, Bull’s Blood, Leányka (Damsel), seductive reds, unforgettable whites and aromatic Rosés – these are some Hungarian wines, and now the time has come to try the very best of them!If you yearn for something special, vi... Read More

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  • AZ Snoother, We don't hate, at least I don't!  When it comes to ... ... heck, I had a Slovenian Furmint recently.  South African Chenin?  Got that.  It just has to be tasty and reasonably priced.EMark, although Smith Madrone is old and Terra Valentine is younger, at least some of the TV vineyards are older than Smith Madrone's, since S-M was ... Read More

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  • Hoping that some of you might be able to help me out. I'm going down to AZ for vacation next week. I'm really only broadly planning which areas to go to now, and I really want to nail down some plans so I can have some idea of what we're doing! I know that there is some wine tourism in Arizona. Do you guys know anything about the wines or wineri... Read More

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  • Pajzos Antaloczy Tokaji Furmint 2011


    Light and fresh with Roth and spice. Great for butternut squash Raman. Read More

    Wine review by mark

  • Groth was the first Napa wine to get 100 from Parker, FWIW.  I think since ... ... more Picpoul, Manseng, Furmint. Read More

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