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Carpinus Tokaji Furmint 2016


Synopsis, Our Opinion: An energizing no-frills white wine that’s a great value.

Producer/Winery: Edit and István Bai; Carpinus Family Winery; Tokaji, Hungary.

Grape Variety: Furmint.

Geographic Appellation: Tokaj, Hungary.

Vintage: 2016

Price: $14.00 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Homemade bread right out of the oven and Camembert cheese.

Tasting:

    Chilled before opening. Clear, about as colorless as it can get, but with just the slightest gold tint. Strong citrus, fresh cut Granny Smith apples and Mock-orange (Philadelphus coronarius) blossom aromas. Smooth, polished, medium body and fine 1000-grit texture. Unusual fresh flavors of lemon, lime and pineapple all wrapped around a FANTASTIC pronounced mineral core. Abundant crisp acidity and a long refreshing finish that ends with a mineral and a tropical fruit taste. This was a real WOW wine; potent flavors, fresh easy drinking, brisk & refreshing acidity, with both a tartness and tropical fruit sweetness that would satisfy even the most discriminating wine-drinkers. The “perfect” white wine for a lively garden or patio party. Furmint is a rather eccentric grape that you probably won’t find on grocery store shelves, but this was an energizing no-frills white wine that’s a great value.

Edit and István Bai in the vineyard
Photo from Carpinus Winery.

Comments: Learn more about the Carpinus Winery and their wines.

Alcohol Content: 11%

Closure: Screw cap.

UPC Code: NA

Imported by: Rise Over Run; Swannanoa, North Carolina.