Master of Wine Jancis Robinson named Hungary's prized Furmint grape one of "three most interesting and valuable grape varieties" for white wine. With its Chablis-esque richness and grippy minerality, Disznókö is a regal star, with bright apple fruit.
If the name Tokaji rings a bell, it's likely to be for its fabulous sweet wine, Tokaji Aszu, which graced the courts of Europe for centuries. Its star grape is Furmint and today most of this amazing variety is made into dry whites. We say 'amazing' because Furmint is one of the finest grapes for showing off purity and terroir (the soil and climate it's grown in) – much like Chardonnay in Burgundy and Riesling in Alsace and the Mosel. The soils of Disznókö are complex and volcanic, renowned for bringing a bracing freshness and purity of fruit to a wine. Using all hand picked grapes, the wine was lees aged for six months and offers dazzling lemon and crunchy pear fruit, with just a hint of herbal spice. Superb solo, excellent with fish.
"Most interesting and valuable grape varieties for white wines are Riesling, Chenin Blanc and Furmint"
Jancis Robinson MW Wine Writer
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