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Flashcards in Furmint Deck (12)
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1
Q

In what country is Furmint most planted?

A

Hungary

2
Q

Why is Furmint so well suited to making sweet wines?

A
  • High in acidity
  • Susceptible to Botrytis/noble rot
3
Q

Which appellation in Hungary is best known for its Furmint?

A

Tokaj

4
Q

Where in Hungary is Tokaj located?

A

Northeast corner of Hungary

5
Q

The Tokaj appellation is legendary for making what wine?

A

Tokaj Aszú

6
Q

What is Tokaj Aszú?

A

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

7
Q

Tokaj Aszú is always made:

  • sweet
  • off-dry
  • dry
  • sparkling
A

Tokaj Aszú is always made sweet.

8
Q

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

A

Puttonyos

9
Q

What are the two puttonyos levels used in Tokaji?

A

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
Q

Describe the flavor profile of Tokaj Aszú.

A
  • Full body
  • Sweet
  • High acidity
  • Fresh + dried fruits
  • Citrus
  • Vanilla
  • Caramel/crème caramel
11
Q

How age-worthy is Tokaj Aszú?

A

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

12
Q

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

A

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