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Furmint

Furmint is a white Hungarian grape, best known for its role in the production of the renowned dessert wine Tokaji. It is grown extensively in Hungary, Slovakia and Romania.The reuslting wines can be light, as well as full bodied and display a high acidity.

Colour, Aromas and Taste Profile

Furmint is a thick-skinned grape, producing wines of a golden colour. It has prominent aromas of honey and citrus, with some floral and stone fruit notes. On the palate, it is light to full-bodied and often has a hint of sweetness. The wines have a refreshing acidity and a medium to long finish.

Fresh Furmint grapes on the vine

Regional Features & Food Pairings

Furmint is most prominently grown in Hungary, where it is used to make the famous Tokaji dessert wines. It is also grown in Austria, Slovakia and Romania, where it is used to make dry and semi-sweet white wines. Furmint is a high-yielding grape variety, producing wines of a high quality. The vines are best grown in cooler to moderate climates and require careful pruning and management to produce a good harvest. During winemaking, the grapes are usually fermented in oak barrels or in stainless steel tanks for lower quality wines. In Hungary, Furmint is used to produce the renowned Tokaji dessert wines. These are made from a blend of Furmint, Muscat and Hárslevelű grapes and are typically aged in oak barrels. In Slovakia, Furmint is used to make dry and semi-sweet white wines that are full-bodied and often have a hint of sweetness. In Romania, Furmint is used to make dry white wines that tend to be light and crisp. Furmint is a versatile grape variety and pairs well with a variety of dishes. It is a great match for seafood, particularly oysters and sushi, as well as spicy Asian dishes. It is also a good match for poultry and dishes with cream-based sauces.

Foods to pair with Furmint:

Asian food
Pasta
Curry
Deep fried
Sausage
Fish
Light meat
Salad
Fun Fact about Furmint
Furmint is the main grape variety used in the production of the renowned Hungarian dessert wine Tokaji. The wines are made from a blend of Furmint, Muscat and Hárslevelű grapes (+ some others) and are often aged in oak barrels for up to four years.

Top Wines with Furmint

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Royal Tokaji 5 Puttonyos Aszú

Royal Tokaji

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Royal Tokaji 5 Puttonyos Aszú is a premium sweet wine produced by Royal Tokaji, a renowned winery in the Tokaj region of Hungary. The wine is made from grapes grown in the region's unique volcanic soils, which impart a distinct minerality to the wine. The grapes are handpicked and undergo a rigorous selection process to ensure only the best fruit is used. The winemaking process involves the traditional method of aszú berry selection, where the grapes are left to dry on the vine and then individually picked by hand. The resulting wine is rich and complex, with notes of honey, apricot, and orange peel. It has a luscious mouthfeel and a long, lingering finish. This wine is a perfect choice for those who appreciate the art of winemaking and enjoy a luxurious, sweet wine.
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Oremus Mandolás Furmint

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Oremus Mandolás Furmint is a highly regarded white wine produced in the Tokaj region of Hungary. The wine is made from the Furmint grape variety, which is known for its ability to produce complex and age-worthy wines. The vineyards where the grapes are grown are situated on steep slopes, allowing for optimal sun exposure and drainage. The winemaking process involves careful selection of the grapes, followed by fermentation and aging in oak barrels. The resulting wine is characterized by its vibrant acidity, rich flavors of citrus and stone fruits, and a distinct minerality. Oremus Mandolás Furmint is a perfect choice for those seeking a high-quality, terroir-driven white wine with great aging potential.
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Oremus

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Oremus Tokaji Aszú 5 Puttonyos is a premium sweet wine produced by Oremus Winery in the Tokaj region of Hungary. The wine is made from the Furmint, Hárslevelű, and Muscat grapes, which are grown in the region's volcanic soils and harvested at optimal ripeness. The grapes are then carefully selected and hand-picked, with only the best berries used to make the wine. The winemaking process involves a unique method of botrytis-affected grape selection and fermentation, resulting in a rich and complex wine with notes of honey, apricot, and orange peel. The wine is aged in oak barrels for several years, adding depth and complexity to the final product. Oremus Tokaji Aszú 5 Puttonyos is a luxurious and indulgent wine, perfect for special occasions or as a gift for wine lovers.
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Oremus Tokaji Aszú 3 Puttonyos is a luscious dessert wine produced by Oremus, a renowned winery in the Tokaj region of Hungary. The wine is made from grapes grown in the region's unique volcanic soils, which impart a distinct minerality to the wine. The winemakers carefully select the botrytized grapes, which are then hand-harvested and aged in oak barrels for several years. The resulting wine is a beautiful golden color with aromas of honey, apricot, and orange peel. On the palate, it is rich and sweet with a perfect balance of acidity, making it a perfect pairing for desserts or enjoyed on its own as a decadent treat. Oremus Tokaji Aszú 3 Puttonyos is a true expression of the Tokaj region's terroir and winemaking traditions.
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Disznókó Tokaji Aszú 5 Puttonyos

Disznókó

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Disznókó Tokaji Aszú 5 Puttonyos is a premium sweet wine produced by Disznókó, a renowned winery in the Tokaj region of Hungary. The wine is made from grapes grown in the winery's vineyards, which are known for their unique terroir and ideal growing conditions for the Furmint and Hárslevelű grape varieties. The winemaking process involves carefully selecting the botrytized grapes and fermenting them with natural yeasts to create a rich and complex flavor profile. The resulting wine is a luscious and elegant dessert wine with notes of honey, apricot, and citrus, balanced by a refreshing acidity. Disznókó Tokaji Aszú 5 Puttonyos is a perfect choice for those who appreciate the art of winemaking and the unique flavors of Tokaji wines.
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