Furmint is a white varietal grown in Hungary and is the main ingredient of Tokaji Aszú.
This yellowish-green grape displays a bouquet reminiscent of ripe apples in youth. After aging in
wood, Furmint develops aromas of honey and walnuts.
Rich in extract, it makes a heady, robust
wine with pronounced acid. It is an early-budding, late-ripening variety and is particularly
susceptible to botrytis. Often characterized by its high alcohol levels, Furmint's high acidity
gives the wine longevity.
The 2006 Furmint is a pale green/straw color with a lovely clean, fresh, green apple, citrusy aroma with slight notes
of bonfi re oak. On the palate, the wine is dry, yet smooth with medium acidity, good fruit flavors and long length with
a tropical finish.
Excellent white - good, round texture, but with a pronounced acid kick. Stone fruit, slightly floral and crsip finish. Great spring/summer wine, but could also hold up to food.