Tokaji Furmint – Füleky Winery

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Wine Region Wine Style
Tokaj Rich & Round White
Wine Type Vintage
2014
Producer Varietals
Füleky Winery Furmint

The Zwack family is one of Hungary’s greatest success stories. They produce the country’s most ubiquitous drink: the round, green bottle stamped with a golden cross that holds Unicum, a thick, black bitter, made from more than 40 herbs and spices. Maximilian is one of their newest drinks, which also seems destined to become a classic. This is a brandy distilled from late-harvest Tokaji wine and aged in oak casks. The recipe—first created in 1912 by an ancestor, Maximilian Zwack—was lost during World War Two, only to be rediscovered a few years ago when the Zwacks were rifling through old family documents in search of mementos to display in their museum attached to the Unicum distillery in Budapest. Maximilian is a deliciously smooth, faintly sweet brandy with a floral scent, bottled by hand at the company’s pálinka distillery.

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This wine is a reminder that outstanding wine can still be made in difficult vintages. 2014 was probably Tokaj’s worst year in the last few decades, with most of the harvest lost due to abundant rain. Only twenty percent of Füleky’s vineyards were harvested, and no Tokaji Aszú was produced that year. The grapes are from three vineyards, and were harvested on October 29th (very late for a dry wine), with extremely low yields. Only 20 hectoliters were produced per hectare, compared to the usual 60. This wine was fermented and aged in Hungarian oak barrels, and is showing the greatness of an aged Furmint. It is golden-colored, with aromas of dried chamomile, medicinal herbs, vanilla, baked golden apples, and warm spices. It is creamy and fresh, with flavors of vanilla pudding, apple pie, nutmeg, and toffee. This wine is sill standing strong after six years, and its flavors are long-lingering. Recently, Jancis Robinson recommended it in the Financial Times. Enjoy it with cheese, roasted meats, and creamy potato dishes.

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Wine Region Wine Style
Tokaj Rich & Round White
Wine Type Vintage
2014
Producer Varietals
Füleky Winery Furmint
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