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Furmint 2022 – New spring favourite, in distinctive Disznókő style

The beauty of Disznókő Furmint 2022 lies in its contrasts. It combines the softness of white flowers with the strength of the volcanic terroir and the creaminess of ripe fruit with the intense crispness of fresh acids. It is characterful yet refined.

2022 – A hot and dry year

Due to the cool and dry spring, the grapes sprouted much later than usual, followed by regular flowering in early June. We haven’t experienced such hot and droughty weather in the past 30 years as we did during the summer of 2022. However, our historical, first-class vineyards proved reliable in this challenging vintage. Fresh, well-balanced, beautiful, acidic, dry wines were born in the distinctive Disznókő style and quality, similar to the 2020 vintage.

Very early harvest

We harvested the grapes for the dry Furmint earlier than the average, between August 31 and September 7. For this wine, we decided to harvest a higher proportion of grapes than usual from the lower slopes of the Kapi vineyard, and we made the wines separately from the different parcels. The completely ripe, healthy grapes were hand-picked and transported in small 20 kg crates to preserve the quality of the clusters.

A fresh and lively wine 

We pressed the grapes from each parcel separately, mostly without destemming, and allowed them to settle overnight. Then we fermented them in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature of 16-18 °C without conducting malolactic fermentation.

In December, we blended the separately made Furmint lots and then aged the resulting wine on fine lees in stainless steel tanks for three months. The wine was bottled in 750 ml Tokaji bottles with easy-to-open and elegant glass closures that ensure perfect resealing after opening in March 2023.

Disznókő Tokaji Furmint 2022 is a fruity but distinctly mineral, dry white wine made from 100% Furmint grapes. It has a sporty elegance with 13.5% alcohol, 2 g/l residual sugar, and 5.9 g/l acidity. It has a straw-yellow color with greenish hues. The aroma is fresh and fruity, with almond, white peach, stone fruit, and pear aromas. The palate balances the very fresh, taut acids with a pleasant body. A touch of sweetness makes the long and mineral finish even more exciting.

Food pairing recommendations 

Disznókő Furmint pairs well with seafood, poultry, game birds, and salads

Disznókő Tokaji Furmint 2022 is an easily drinkable, delightful wine that is perfect for any occasion. It is an excellent aperitif and pairs perfectly with fish dishes with light sauces (such as herring), seafood (especially oysters or caviar), poultry, game birds, and salads. It is an excellent thirst quencher on a hot summer day, a perfect accompaniment to light meals, and an excellent choice for a grilled evening with friends.

Disznókő Tokaji Furmint is best served cold at 10°C. Consume immediately after opening to enjoy its fresh fruity and mineral flavors. Try it at our Wine Boutique or purchase it online: