In what country is Furmint most planted?
Why is Furmint so well suited to making sweet wines?
- High in acidity
- Susceptible to Botrytis/noble rot
Which appellation in Hungary is best known for its Furmint?
Where in Hungary is Tokaj located?
Northeast corner of Hungary
What wine is the Tokaj appellation legendary for making?
What is Tokaj Aszú?
A Botrytis/noble rot-affected sweet wine principally made from Furmint.
Is Tokaj Aszú always made sweet, off-dry, dry, or sparkling?
Tokaj Aszú is always made sweet.
What is the term on a Hungarian wine label that indicates sweetness level?
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.
Describe the flavor profile of Tokaj Aszú.
- Full body
- High acidity
- Fresh + dried fruits
- Caramel/crème caramel
How age-worthy is Tokaj Aszú?
This is thanks to the high acidity and deliberate oxidation during maturation.
Is Tokaj Azsú the only style of Furmint made in Hungary?
Styles of Tokaj range from dry to medium, and they can be made with or without Botrytis-affected grapes.