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Furmint (Hungary)

Furmint is a white grape from Hungary.

It grows in the Tokaj region and is used to produce dry white wines.

It is also the main grape in the better known Tokaji dessert wine.

Typical Flavors


Lime
Lime
Apple
Apple
Pear
Pear
Smoke
Smoke

Citrus, Apple, and Pear are typical flavors for Furmint.

Notes of "Smoky" Minerals.

Profile

Furmint is light, dry, and crispy:

SUGARDry
BODYLight
FRUITLow
ACIDITYMedium - High
Serving temperature:
8-10°C (46-50°F)
Grand Cru 10-12°C (50-54°F)

Food Pairing


Aperitif
Aperitif
Oysters
Oysters
Shrimps
Shrimps
Crab
Seafood

Fish
Fish
Chicken
Chicken
Chips
Chips
Soft Cheese
Soft Cheese

Furmint pairs best with Seafood, Fried Fish, and Fried Chicken.

Pairing Suggestions

Excellent Pairing:
Oysters. Mussels.
Clams. Shrimps.
Plain Fish. Sea Bass.
Fried Fish. French Fries.
Fish and Chips.

Cheese:
Goat Cheese. Feta. Robiola.
Soft Cheese. Washed-Rind Cheeses.
Burgundy Cheese. Epoisses. Soumaintrain.

French Specialities:
Snails or Prawns with Garlic.
Fried Chicken with French Fries.

If You Like Furmint

You Will Also Like:

Arinto (Portugal)
Chablis (France)
Chardonnay (Unoaked)
Bourgogne Blanc (France)
Muscadet (France)
Pinot Grigio (Italy)
Txakoli (Spain)
Vinho Verde (Portugal)

The Ideal Glass

A Tulip Shaped glass is the best choice for dry white wines.

It guides the wine to the center of your mouth, avoiding the sides, where acidity is less pleasant.

A smaller bowl also helps to serve smaller quantities, and keep the wine cold.

Remember to hold the glass by the stem!

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