As a solo act creating sumptuous dry white wine, Furmint is less of a rolling stone and more of an unforgettable fireball… so why do we never drink it?
Furmint is a bit of a weirdo. I mean that in a good way, rather like the curious teenager misjudged by eccentricity before blossoming into a full-blown expressive genius. So why do we never drink it?
Actually, you might already have tasted Furmint as part of the sweet blend of grapes behind the famous Hungarian Tokaji Aszu wines. But as a solo act creating sumptuous spicy dry white wines, Furmint is less of a rolling stone and more of an unforgettable fireball.
It has a memorable spiciness and intensity that works a charm with spicy cooking, from Asian noodles to mackerel dabbed in hot horseradish.
Feeling like an alternative to fizz with smoked salmon? Find yourself a Furmint. And best of all, current prices hugely undervalue this grape’s characterful knack of reflecting its origin.
In that regard, it’s comparable to fine Riesling. In fact, the only thing that’s really weird about Furmint is why we never touch the stuff.
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