Tokaj Nobilis Furmint 2019

Tokaj Nobilis Furmint 2019 image

This is a cracking buy for £9.95.

Apples, apricots and ginger on the nose, an explosive mouthful of citric fruit and honey with a beautifully creamy texture and Furmint's characteristic shrill acidity - it's just crying out for grilled fish, pork chops, smoked fish or lobster.  It tastes like a Chablis with more spice, body and a fiery finish.  This rich dry wine is made from Tokaj's most famous grape variety, Furmint, by a small artisan winery Nobilis Estate in Tokaj region in North East Hungary - founded in 2000 by Sarolta Bardos. 

Look out too for Nobilis' single vineyard wine made from Furmint (available from Novel Wines) - and their Harslevelu.

You can also find the Furmint grape in Austria, Croatia and Slovenia (known as Sipon) - and it could have potential in the New World. 

 

Grape: Furmint

Alcohol: 13.5%

Region: Tokaj, NE Hungary

Winery: Nobilis Estate

Price: £9.95 www.thewinesociety.com

(Also available from www.bestofhungary.co.uk at £14.95)