Loess, heavy clay on a volcanic subsoil
Notes & Pairings
This 100% Furmint is from the Veres (red) vineyard in Mád known for its reddish hue coupled with rhyolitic volcanic tufa and tons of zeolite. Back in 1746, this vineyard was rented to the Russian Imperial Court. It’s also typically one of Zoltán’s favorite dry Furmint sites because it can carry residual sugar and acidity so well. When botrytis hits, this balance is amplified. With 9.5% alcohol and 192 g/l of residual sugar, it tastes like you’re refreshing the palate before getting into the sweet wines. The acidity here is astounding without being overpowering which makes it both pungent and elegant.