Kiralyudvar Winery 2016 Furmint Sec, Tokaj

Kiralyudvar Winery 2016 Furmint Sec, Tokaj

Item Number: 13540

UPC: 5-999035170169

Country: Hungary
Region: Northern Hungary
Sub Region: Tokaj-Hegyalja
Appellation/AVA: Tokaj
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2016
Grape(s): 85% Furmint / 15% Hárslevel?
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 12
Viticulture: Certified Biodynamic
Soil Type: Clay and volcanic rock

Királyudvar’s Furmint Sec is the estate's signature dry white blend and is easily among the best dry wines produced in Tokaj.

Vineyard Notes: Királyudvar has six main vineyards located in Tokaj's heartland in the towns of Mád and Bodrogkeresztúr. All are historically important grand cru sites; including Henye, Percze, Becsek, and the great Lapis. This wine comes primarily from the Percze Vineyard, which is a picturesque ten-acre hillside vineyard nestled within a colorful fruit orchard.

Winemaking Notes: The grapes are gently whole-cluster pressed, settled, fermented with the native yeast, and then aged in neutral barrels.

Tasting Notes: This innovative dry wine wondrously balances Furmint's viscous intensity and bright acidity. A delightful and unusual white, this full-bodied Furmint Sec exhibits delicate floral aromas, citrus fruit flavors and fine, food-friendly acidity that converge to a focused, attention-grabbing mineral finish. Drink with light cream sauces, olive oil based sauces, or even lightly spicy Asian cuisine.

Reviews

  • The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 92 (5/31/2019)

    Sourced in top vineyards such as Percze, Henye, Becsek and Nyulászó, the golden-yellow 2016 Tokaji Furmint Sec (with 10% Hárslevel?) offers a super delicate and pure yet intense and honey-scented nose with floral and stony aromas. Fermented and aged in 500-liter Hungarian oak barrels, this is a medium-bodied yet intense and structured dry Tokaji with vivacious acidity, lots of tannin grip and mineral tension. There is a perfect touch of (a few grams of) sweetness that makes this tensioned 2016 round and sexy but also dense. An impressive dry Tokaji that is purer and leaner than the sweeter and more concentrated 2008 tasted next to it!