The grape of 2017 – says Fiona Beckett in The Guardian!
„If I had to take a punt on what white wine we’re going to be talking about this year, I’d put my money on Furmint. Hungary’s answer to Austria’s Grüner Veltliner already appears on many fashionable wine lists…”– Fiona begins her article appeared on 6 April
A weekend in Hungary
The renowned British winewriter, columnist of The Guardian, restaurant critic of Decanter magazine and owner of the popular www.matchingfoodandwine.com, has recently been a lecturer of VinCE Budapest Wine Show, Hungary’s prestigious wine event. Though her masterclass was about matching wines made of Hungarian indigenous grapes with different pieces of food, Furmint was not included in her flight, but in the wine exhibition she had plenty of opportinities to taste Furmint, a grape that she has good opinion of. What’s more, she says that Furmint might be the trend grape of 2017! She points out that
- unoaked Furmint is like a good soave or chablis,
- oaked Furmint wines are more like more southerly white burgundy,
- all are extremely versatile with food.
Patricius Dry Furmint with salmon
The author then lists dry Furmint wines available in the United Kingdom, for example Patricius Dry Furmint from Tokaj, which is „musky, slightly spicy” and „would be delicious with smoked and salted fish such as salmon or salt cod, or a smoked fish pie.”
Read Fiona Beckett’s article here
Read more about Furmint in our Grape Dictionary
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