"If you’ve heard of Furmint, a Hungarian white grape, you probably know that it’s one of the primary varieties used in sweet Tokaji Aszú wine. What you might not know is that it’s also being used by young winemakers in Hungary to make dry, crisp white wines that are attracting global notice."Furmint’s origin is firmly planted in Hungary’s Tokaj region. There are about 10,000 acres devoted to Furmint there, and until recently, all of it was used to make sweet botrytized wines similar to Sauternes from France. That, however, is changing."The Great Tokaj Wine Auction, sponsored by the Confrérie de Tokaj,...
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Jeff Jenssen, April 14, 2017