Disznókő Tokaji Dry Furmint
100% Furmint using grapes from three different vineyards. Aged in old barrels for four months.
A creamy nuttiness, like cashews, and clouds of spring florals on the nose. You can taste the volcanic minerality slamming through the spine of this wine – despite all the pretty, gauzy florals and fragrant yuzu, vineyard-peach fruit and floating light-caught dust motes of sandalwood. Quite magnetic for an ‘entry-level wine’ – punching above its weight. VGV (TC) 16.5/20
The Corky Verdict
Amy –An interesting and refreshing wine from a little known grape!
Sam –A superb and elegant wine from Hungary, really interesting and aromatic. Perfect on a hot summer’s day…
- Pairs with: White MeatFishAperitif
- Year: 2019
- Category: Medium Dry
- Location: Hungary, Tokaji
- Type: Furmint
- Percentage: 13.5% ABV
The name Disznókő – the rock of the wild boar – was first recorded in 1413 and refers to a large rock sat atop a small hill overlooking the vineyards. Listed as a “first growth” as far back as 1732, this 150ha vineyard in the south west of the Tokaji region has long been regarded as one of the region’s finest.
As with much of Tokaji, Disznókő’s fortunes suffered under nationalisation during the Communist era. But, in 1992, it was purchased by AXA Millésimes (owners of Château Pichon Longueville and Quinta do Noval, amongst others) who have reinvigorated Disznókő and put in the love and investment required to return it to the top rank of Tokaji estates.