It’s Furmint February and time to drink Furmint! Furmint February is a campaign to promote Furmint, Hungary’s most widely planted white grape. For sure, thanks to its richness, Furmint is a great winter white although it’s so delicious, there’s no reason not to drink it all year long.
Highly susceptible to botrytis, Furmint comes in many styles. It can be fresh or botrytis affected, dry or sweet. Anyhow, “beguiling and delicious!” writes Ksandek Podbielski, Portland-based sommelier of Coquine when tasting the Bodrog Borműhely Furmint Botrytis Selection:
Dry furmint, originally intended to become Tokaji Szamorodni (sherried tokaji!!!!!) fresh and botrytis affected fruit managed to ferment all the way dry. It’s all at once pure, bright and fresh, and dense with sticky sweet flavors and the powdery perfume of noble rot. Beguiling and delicious! #coquinedrinks #dinneratcoquine #wineonawhim #hungary #tokaji
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