Grape Of The Week: Furmint

A grape that originated in the Tokaj region of Hungary, Furmint was once spread across the entire country of Hungary and neighboring wine regions. Now, Furmint is cultivated on a little under 4,000 hectares and is mainly found in Austria. While Furmint is most commonly known for producing botrytized dessert wines (Tokaji Aszu), it can also produce stunning dry white and sparkling wines. With notes of Meyer lemon, green apple, ginger, smoke, nuts, and honey, Furmint is fantastic alongside creamy dishes, poultry, and fish. 

Heidi Schrock & Sohne Furmint 2021

Every sip of this crisp and elegantly refreshing white from the rolling hills around Austria's Lake Neuseidl reveals something new to explore. Notes of lush lime blossom, chamomile, fresh hay, savory herbs, sponge cake, and brioche, tease and delight the palate, buoyed by mouthwatering freshness and an exuberant spirit. This is an exceptional, unforgettable wine. Try it with roasted or grilled chicken, fish, or Salade Nicoise.

Château Pajzos Tokaji Aszu 2016

Tokaji is one of the most sought after dessert wines in the world. Chateau Pajzos wines are both hand-harvested and vinified by Jean-Michel Arcaute and his team. This complex wine has notes of honey, fig and apricot with intense richness and balanced acidity.

Grape Photo Credit: Doris Schneider, Julius Kühn-Institut (JKI), Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants, Institute for Grapevine Breeding Geilweilerhof - 76833 Siebeldingen, GERMANY