3: A Furmint Trilogy
Considered to be the perfect number, the number 3 represents harmony, wisdom and understanding. It is also the number of time – past, present, future; birth, life, death; beginning, middle, end. 3 is the number of the divine.
With that in mind, we're going to taste a trilogy of Furmint, the principle grape variety of Hungary. Furmint is the flagship grape of Hungary and easily the country’s most important varietal. Famously used in Tokaji Aszú dessert wines (pair this with foie gras in lieu of Sauternes, trust me!), but dry styles of the wine are also available. We'll be enjoying the dry style. (And don't worry, we will be tasting a fourth wine as well. Three Henry's Chardonnay. Wink wink; see what we did there?)
Taken from the French word ‘froment’ for the golden wheat color of the wine, Furmint is elegant and rich with aromas of white flowers and peach. Enjoy the wine with aged goat cheese, chicken Alfredo or spicy Asian dishes! The royal families of Europe named it “Vinum Regum, Rex Vinorum” (Wine of Kings, King of Wines), and one style of Tokaji Aszú—Esszencia—is proudly mentioned in the Hungarian national hymn. But don't worry, we won't have to sing it. We'll stick to enjoying some truly great wine!
See you there -
The Wine Shop Team