- From Hungarian, from Middle French fromente ("a type of grape") (Wiktionary)
“A blend of furmint grapes from various parcels of the Szepsy estate, this wine gives fragrant melon-type fruit with good weight but less concentration, minerality, and a less generous finish.www. szepsy.hu Disznoko, Tokaji Dry Furmint, 2006”
“Black grapes of the clevener and portuguese varieties are pressed as in the Champagne, so as to yield a white must, with which a certain portion of white wine from the mosler or furmint grape is subsequently mingled.”
“Pettau, Radkersburg, the Picherergebirge, and Luttenberg, the latter yielding the finest wine which Styria produces, vintaged from the mosler or furmint -- that is, the Tokay variety of grape.”
“But furmint, the principal grape used in those dessert bottles, has lately been finding new life in dry wines of real distinction.”
“This 2006 dry furmint from Royal Tokaji, the company co-founded by British wine writer Hugh”
“When I still have so much to learn about Chianti, riesling, Rioja, Bordeaux, you name it, why would I want to turn my attention to dry furmint, to say nothing of harslevelu and juhfark?”
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