Estate Furmint 2015
Préselő Winery
Hungary Tokaj
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About Wine
2015 produced fruity and well-balanced wines in the Tokaj wine region. Due to the unique soil structure and microclimate of the wine region, we managed to harvest fully ripen and healthy grapes at the end of September in the relatively warm year. Messzelátó vineyard, the plot where the grape comes from, is an isolated area surrounded by forest, where the vines are cultivated using natural methods and bio cultivation, without applying chemicals. It was made of 100% of Furmint variety, the majority of the juice was fermented in stainless steel, while the remaining part fermented and aged in barrels. It gives a pleasure to drink this wine, indeed, beside the beautiful pear, quince and citrus fruitiness, it also bears some minerality , which is quite characteristic to Tokaji Furmint wines.
Wine Making & Technical Details
Vineyard: Messzelátó
Winemaking: 60% of the wine was aged in stainless steel and 40% in barrels for 3 months
Spontaneous fermentation
Style: dry
Alcohol content: 13%
Acid content: 5.5 g/l
Residual sugar: 3.5 g/l
Tasting Notes
Greenish, lemon-yellow coloured wine. Its intensive pear and peach aromas are well completed by the sour citruses, barrel spices and salty minerality characteristic to Tokaj wine region. Elegant and harmonic wine with dynamic acids, good balance and lingering aftertaste.
Food Pairing
• Fish
• Grilled meat
• Grilled vegetables
Points of Distinction
• Exceptional Value
• Citrus
• Minerality
About Furmint Grape Variety
Furmint is a superior Hungarian white grape variety indigenous to Hungary’s Tokaj region. This particular cultivar has always been widespread; in fact, it has become the predominant grape in Tokaj with over 70% of all current plantings. Furmint grows vigorously, ripens late, and produces wines with powerful yet refined acidity. This varietal is also known for picking up the distinctive minerality of Tokaj’s soil, and beautifully expressing the terroir it has so perfectly adapted to over the centuries.
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