Disznoko Tokaji Dry Furmint 2016
The 2016 vintage has a beautiful new glass closure and new label! Furmint is the grape used to produce Hungary’s renowned sweet wine, Tokaji. When vinified dry, however, Furmint is capable of producing some very compelling white wine. The 2016 exhibits a bouquet of white flowers and pear. A refreshing texture gives way to expressive fruit on the palate and a lingering mineral finish. It should pair well with shellfish, salads and picnic dishes, but possesses the weight and profile to match with a range of summer grilling.
Hungary has one of the world's oldest winemaking histories, dating back over 400 years. Renowned for 'king-worthy' dessert wines, Hungary's traditions are long and rich. The Disznoko estate was classified at the top level of Hungary's vineyard demarcation in 1772, making it one of the first classified estates in all of Europe. Disznoko is regarded as making some of the very finest sweet wines - Tokaji - in the world, and have invigorated the reputation of Hungary's sweet wines as 'the wine of kings and king of wines' as Louis XIV boasted. The estate is currently owned by AXA Millesimes, who also own the illustrious Château Pichon-Baron in Pauillac and Château Petit-Village in Pomerol. They not only wish to continue the old traditions of the estate, they are also encouraging new ones. Disznoko makes a wonderful dry white with crisp, refreshing citrus flavors, called Tokaji Dry.
Tokaji Dry Furmint is the best-selling white from AXA, showcasing the desires of the modern palate. The Furmint is dry, crisp, refreshing, racy and elegant, with citrus and stony notes. It makes the perfect everyday glass of serious white wine for serving with seafood, light pasta dishes and salads. The grape variety, Furmint, and the region, Hungary, are also quite trendy in avant-garde wine circles.