A few years ago I was traveling in Hungary, filming and sipping wine. A beautiful country for doing both. We were staying in the heart for the capital, Budapest, and one afternoon we stopped by a small wine merchant on the corner. My buddy and I have had our share of their national treasure, Tokaij. A noble sweet wine with centuries of history, great for food pairings and late nights by the fireplace. The main, most attractive, grape for this wine is called Furmint.
Upon entering the wine shop we saw rows of bottles made with the Furmint grape. But they were all dry. It just never struck us that «off course they make dry wines as well». We stocked up and headed back to the hotel room to get to know these new acquaintances. It was a revelation. Elegant, rich and packed with delicious aromas and flavors. A new favourite grape was added to my pallet.
Our wine of the week is a jewel from this world. Limited amounts of dry, top quality Furmint reaches the shelves of Vinmonopolet every year. And when they do, they’re quickly ripped away. See if you can get your hands on a bottle and enjoy a cool experience.