Fall in love with Furmint
Furmint is Hungary's flagship grape variety. As well as being one of the few grapes allowed under the Tokaji appellation banner, and used to make the famed aszu wines, Furmint is also used to create stunning dry whites.
To quote Caroline Gilby MW: "One exciting thing about Furmint is its versatility. It has some similarities to Riesling - able to go from bone-dry crisp and vibrant; to intensely sweet, always with its hallmark steely acidity. At the same time, it has a touch of Chardonnay’s nature about it – capable of fine sparkling wines and able to respond well to oak and malolactic fermentation to give layered complex, almost Burgundian wines”.
Refreshing pear and lime on the nose, with yellow plum and green apple on the palate. The perfect introduction to the Furmint grape.
Oreg Kiraly Duo Sweet Szamorodni
Caramelised hazelnuts, dried apricots and candied citrus followed by marmalade and dulce de leche. An elegant and complex dessert wine.
Oreg Kiraly Dulo Dry
Aromas of quince, apple, lime leaf and jasmine, with ripe fruit, mineral freshness and a touch of spicy oak on the palate. Refined and complex.
Fancy a case?
To celebrate, Wines of Hungary are giving you the chance to win a case of Furmint, every week this month! Just tag #furmintfebruary19 on social media to enter!
About Barta Winery
Award-winning Barta Winery is located in the famous and acclaimed village of Mad in the heart of the Tokaji region.
The vineyards are planted on the volcanic soils and high altitude sites of Mad, whose historic vineyard classification dates back to the 1700s. The outlook at Barta is one of custodianship – they see themselves as part of recently re-established traditions, striving to “preserve as best as possible both the appearance and soils of this exceptional land for future generations”.
Winemaker Vivien Ujvári joined Barta Cellar in July 2016, after working her way around vineyards in Napa Valley, New Zealand, Australia and Tokaji. Her team’s winemaking philosophy is one of minimal intervention, aiming for purity and character in their wines, achieved through organic farming. Spanning dry styles as well as Szamorodni and Aszu, Barta’s wines are a celebration of the distinctive Furmint variety, reflecting the unique qualities of their exceptional terroir.