Evolucio Furmint 2018. Dry Farmed.
The name Furmint, the principle grape for this wine, is taken from the French word, "Froment" for the wheat-fold color of the wine it produces. With a touch of yellow Muscat complimenting this aromatic white, there is an interesting juxtaposition between fruit and floral notes, complimented with an elegant, long finished palate. Furmint is traditionally considered a dessert wine, as in the case of Royal Tokaj, but when vinified fully dry as we see here, it is an excellent alternative to more mainstream fall whites. Drink with roast chicken and root vegetables, spicy Thai food, sushi, or dry cheeses and charcuterie.
Elegant, rich and mineral, great balance between the intense acidity and discreet residual sugar, it is pleasing and refreshing. Some summer fruits with white pear, citrus, and hints of almond on the finish.
Evolúció is made from a selection of vineyards especially identified to create a well balanced and food complementing wine. The grapes are hand harvested, destemmed, pressed gently, fermented cold in stainless steel tanks without further aging.
Evolúció comes from the Tokaj region in Hungary. Tokaj is synonym of dessert wines and takes its name from the town of Tokaj-Hegyalja in the northern part of the country.
Evolúció is made from the white Furmint grape. The name Furmint is taken from the word 'Froment', for the wheat gold color of the wine it produces. It is widely believed that the grape originates from Hungary; however it seems most likely that it was brought in the area in the 13th century. In recent years, DNA profiling conducted at the University of Zagreb has shown that Furmint could have a parent-offspring relationship with the modest Gouais Blanc grape, which similar research elsewhere has shown to be a parent of numerous other varieties, including Chardonnay. Furmint has also been confirmed to be the same grape as the Croatian white variety Moslavac.
Furmint is mostly grown in the Tokaj region where it is used to produce dry wines as well as the famous sweet Tokaj wines. To make Aszú Furmint is blended with Hárslevelü and Muscat Lunel. It is also grown, to a much lesser extent, in the region of Somló, in the Great Central Plains of Hungary. Furmint is found in other countries such as Slovakia where it takes a similar role as in Tokaj, in Austria, where it is known as Mosler, in Slovenia, Croatia, Romania and the former republics of the Soviet Union.
Furmint is an early budding late ripening grape and particularly prone to botrytis. Its naturally high acidity level adds to its aging potential. Furmint can be produced in a variety of styles ranging from bone dry to extremely sweet wines.
Evolúció is an example of dry Furmint from the Tokaj region. Evolúció is a classic example of dry Furmint.