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1

In what country is Furmint most planted?

Hungary

2

Why is Furmint so well suited to making sweet wines?

  • High in acidity
  • Susceptible to Botrytis/noble rot

3

Which appellation in Hungary is best known for its Furmint?

Tokaj

4

Where in Hungary is Tokaj located?

Northeast corner of Hungary

5

The Tokaj appellation is legendary for making what wine?

Tokaj Aszú

6

What is Tokaj Aszú?

A Botrityis/noble rot-affected sweet wine principally made from Furmint.

7

Tokaj Aszú is always made:

  • sweet
  • off-dry
  • dry
  • sparkling

Tokaj Aszú is always made sweet.

 

8

What is the term on a Hungarian wine label that indicates sweetness level?

Puttonyos

9

What are the two puttonyos levels used in Tokaji?

5 and 6 Puttonyos

6 Puttonyos is sweeter than 5 Puttonyos.

5 Puttonyos requires at least 120g/L residual sugar;

6 Puttonyos requires at least 150g/L residual sugar.

Fun Fact: the Tokaji trade council eliminated 3 and 4 Puttonyos in 2013 in an effort to raise the quality of Tokaji, but 3 and 4 can still be found in the market.  

10

Describe the flavor profile of Tokaj Aszú.

  • Full body
  • Sweet
  • High acidity
  • Fresh + dried fruits
  • Citrus
  • Vanilla
  • Caramel/crème caramel

11

How age-worthy is Tokaj Aszú?

Very age-worthy thanks to the high acidity and deliberate oxidation during maturation.

12

Is Tokaj Azsú the only style of Furmit made in Hungary?

No; styles of Tokaj range from dry to medium, and they can be made with or without Botrytis-affected grapes.