Furmint Lapis

Bodrog Borműhely Furmint Lapis 2013

Bodrog Borműhely, Tokaj (Hungary)
White (14.5%)
Furmint
$22.95
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Our Notes: The Lapis Vineyard is near the town of Bodrogkeresztúr and looks down onto the Bodrog River and its floodplains. Despite being near to all of this moisture, Botrytis only hits certain parts of the vineyard. The 0.7 ha that they farm is 155m up and in a breezy spot making dry wines possible. The soil is a mixture of rhyolite with strong brown clay soil and tufa. If there were to be reclassification of the Tokaji vineyards, this would be a strong contender for a Great Growth.

Although fermented and aged in Hungarian oak, it’s mostly the breathing nature of the wood and a little texture that’s imparted. The mixture of clay and volcanic tufa also lends a mineral richness that makes this the most creamy of the Bodrog wines. Furmint from the Lapis vineyard is to Tokaj what Chenin Blanc planted in the Montlouis-sur-Loire is to the Loire Valley. For a furmint with very little age on it, the wine drinks incredibly well right now. Sweet aromatics, spicy on the palate, and a weighty texture balanced with enough acidity for pork, umami like sauces, and anything smokey.

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