Dobogo Tokaji Furmint 2017- 750ml (13,5%)
The Dobogo Tokaji Dry Furmint is one of the most popular wines created by this brand. This is an aromatic wine with a lot of creaminess and minerality. It is made from 100% Furmint grapes.
Tokaji or Tokay is the name of the wines from the Tokaj wine region in Hungary or the adjoining Tokaj wine region in Slovakia. This region is noted for its sweet wines made from grapes affected by noble rot, a style of wine which has a long history in this region. The “nectar” coming from the grapes of Tokaj is also mentioned in the national anthem of Hungary.
The wines of the Hungarian region of Tokaj, or as they say it “toe-kay,” are a window into the past.
Tokaji was once one of the most important wines in the world. A wine coveted by royal customers including Hungarian noblemen, Ferenc Rákóczi II, Peter the Great, King Louis XIV, Catherine the Great, and even Austrian composer Joseph Haydn (who received some payments in the form of wine).
The sweet wines of Tokaj provide the most compelling story of Hungary’s role in the modern history of wine.
The fine quality dry Tokaji Furmint is a relatively new development in the region. For centuries the main product of the area was the sweet wine, mainly the Botrytised selections. The dry Furmint got into the attention of wine connoisseurs and experts of the world when the Úrágya 2000 single vineyard selection had been introduced by István Szepsy. The wine expressed great minerality, complexity and structure, which has been experienced only in the finest white wines of historic regions like Burgundy or the Mosel before
Dobogo Tokaji Furmint is medium gold in colour with a complex array of aromas including fresh notes of lime, pear, ripe apple, quince, herbs, chamomile and a hint of spiciness. The taught acid structure balances the ripe fruit concentration and salty, mineral character, which lingers on the elegant finish.