Tokaj is famed for its intense sweet wines but there also many other styles to appreciate from the region. In particular, dry wines from the single variety of Furmint. Many of these wines can be of good quality, possessing excellent acidity and flavour.
This week, I decided to try a 2009 Tokaji Furmint from Hétszölö. This winery has a long and distinguished reputation in Hungary. It was originally created in 1502 by the Garay family who purchased seven plots of land, hence the name Hétszölö, which means seven vineyards. Today, the winery is owned by Michel Reybier.
Winery: The Imperial Domain of Hétszölö
Type: White Wine
Price: Under $15
Pair With: Fish, poultry, roasted duck and game. It also goes well with fruit tarts and other desserts.
Tasting Notes: This wine has a light yellow color. Lacks aromatic intensity but makes up for it by its fruity notes. Overall, this is a fairly good wine for those looking to savor a refreshing and crisp taste with a light meal.
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