Wine Review: Dereszla Tokaji Furmint, 2016

Less common in the UK than it probably should be is the Furmint grape. Most people know it or have possibly drunk it without realizing, for this is the main grape of Tokaji which is mostly seen on our shores in its sweet form.  However, Furmint is more than capable of turning out some lovely dry wines and this is a great example of that at a truly brilliant price!

Pale lemon in colour, the wine has some lovely delicate fruit on the nose (lemon, grapefruit, green apple and pear) which follows through on the palate alongside some hints of honey and stone fruit (peach) and the noticeable minerality gives the wine real elegance. Dry, relatively light in body and alcohol (only 11.5%), the zingy acidity giving it a zesty freshness making it ideal as an aperitif or with white meat or fish dishes.

This is part of the LIDL Hungarian Wine Cellar Selection, and is currently on sale at a stunning £5.99 get some before it’s gone!

 

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