The last three to four years have seen a new wave of modern, exciting dry wines emerge from Tokaj which are made from the Furmint grape, a variety that has a remarkable ability to retain acidity as it ripens, much like Riesling. This is a partially barrel fermented example from a tiny 5ha winery with some of the best sites in the region.
This is a really well defined wine with plenty of acidity and yet a good, slightly Chenin like, waxy weight to balance. The fruit is elegant and has subtle flavours of apple, green conference pear and white flowers with just a mere hint of oak spice. The finish is surprisingly long and mineral and actually resurges into stronger pear flavours after you think it’s all over. Really shows the potential of the grape and region.
ABV : 13%