Oremus “Mandolas” Dry Furmint

A dry Furmint from Hungary? Definitely not your usual evening tipple. But this was recommended to me by someone who I have great respect for and it definitely delivers on the drinkability and interest scales. Furmint is a native grape variety of the country.

If you truly are on a journey of discovery with finding new and interesting wines then this is the wine for you. Often the wines of Tokaj in Hungary are extremely sweet and extremely famous. So famous, a reference to them is made in their national anthem. Sweet wines were first made when the harvest had to be delayed due to an imminent attack from the Turks. The development of Noble Rot on the grapes resulted in a wine style becoming famous well before it was discovered in Sauterne or Germany. The owners of the famous Vega Sicilia winery in Spain recognised the incredible nature of the wines from the area and bought this estate in 1993. They also saw the potential of making dry wines from the area. This wine is a more modern example of a dry wine using the native fiery Furmint variety. It is complex and unique with an unusual yet pleasing favour profile. The structure and body is more like a lighter Chardonnay.

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About This Wine

Type
White
Varietal
Other
Soils
clay, loess and sand
Closure
cork
Alcohol
13%
Pairing
some snapper fillets would be great