Furmint is a grape grown in the Tokaj region of Hungary. Tokaj, like mentioned above, has been known for years because of their dessert wine. They have also been producing dryer style furmint's that rarely find their way to the States. They have started showing up recently thanks to smaller importers looking to diversify their portfolios.
Boutique Wine Collection is an upstart wine importer based out of Philadelphia. They have built a fascinating portfolio that includes lesser known wines from Austria, Hungary, Portugal and South Africa. They also have wonderful labels from France and Spain as well. The other thing they do well is bring in wines that are unique and that will not empty your wallet. Evolúció Furmint is a perfect example of this.
Evolúció's Furmint is in a dryer style but dry is not the first word I would use to describe it. It has a wonderful nose with big apple and floral notes. The wine explodes in your mouth. It is extremely crisp and refreshing. The taste matches the nose with green apple flavors mixed with a touch of citrus. The finish is flavorful with a touch of acidity and good minerality. Be careful, this wine goes down easy. A bottle or two may not be enough for patio session with friends on a sunny summer day!
Evolúció Furmint in a Nutshell:
Description: 100% Furmint. Fruits shown are Green apple with hints of citrus and apricot. Lively Minerality and a touch of acidity. Slightly dry finish that lingers for a bit and leaves you wanting another sip.
Pairings: A warm summer day might be the best pairing. In terms of food, I enjoyed it with a beer can chicken roasted on the grill and it was perfect. Would also be great with a Spinach Salad topped with shrimp.
Vintages/Price: Current vintage is 2011. The price point is steal at right around $12 a bottle!
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