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Grape variety: Furmint
Producer: Gizella Pince
Wine Region: Tokaj
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In 2018, the grapes ripened very early and at the same time on Laci Szilágyi’s best vineyards, and for this reason, all his Furmints ended up in a substantial, rich blend. It’s floral, taut and multi-flavoured with the tenderness of the 4.5 grams of residual sugar, the fresh fruitiness of the tank fermentation (used for the most part) and the subtle oakiness of the Trust barrels used only for spice.
Notes from Alföldi Merlot, january 2020, muveltalkoholista.com
Right after opening it felt pleasant and polished but simple and short. Even the allegedly minimal oak seemed to overwhelm the rather subdued aromas. On Day 2 and especially on Day 3 it blossomed into something more nuanced and by the time we got to the last glass I felt sad to see it go. I have also learnt that this is one of those whites which benefits from serving at a higher than usual temperature, around 12-13 ˚C.
It opens with an attractive nose displaying notes of nutmeg, hazelnuts, quince, pears and orange zest. The rounded palate shows ample fruit, well judged balance – the residual sugar is 4.5 g/l – and smooth textures with some tannic grip towards the finish. Length is just average and there is a touch of bitterness that some may find disturbing. Overall, it’s a surprisingly delicious and easy to like Furmint, but it remains to be seen whether with ageing it can develop more depth and complexity.
Decanter : 92 points
Tasted by Caroline Gilby MW(at Furmint February tasting, London, 28 Jan 2020)
Gizella’s owner László Szilágyi still sees dry Furmint as a journey, so never stops tweaking his wines. This latest vintage is a blend of all his single vineyards with just 10% oak to focus on freshness. He has switched to whole-bunch pressing and includes 15% Hárslevelű to add aromas and gentle fruitiness for a refined, elegant and delicate style with great purity and drinkability.
Drinking Window 2020 - 2025