Behind the Cork™ - Wine of the Week


2016 Oremus Mandolás Furmint ($25)

Tokaj (toe-kay) is Hungary's most famous and respected wine region, mostly due to its super sweet, botrytized Tokaji dessert wines.

But, a new set of wines has emerged from the Tokaj region that are dry. This offering from Oremus is 100% Furmint (“foor-meent”) and is a dry white wine.

The Mandolás name is derived from the way in which these vines are grown.

This wine is aged in oak under a new barrel toasting method. This process only adds subtle hints of oak that preserve the minerality and acidity of this wine.

The acidity is what's most striking about this wine.  While this Furmint shows very light tropical fruit notes in mid-palate, the acidity shines through brightly on the finish and just keeps on going.  A very refreshing wine that will complement cheese plates and lighter meals.

If you haven't experienced a dry Tokaj wine, look for this Oremus Mandolás Furmint. It's really nice!

Disclosure of Wine Sample Submission: I received this wine at no cost for review. The opinions expressed are entirely my own.

Sample Provided by Will Rogers of Donna White Communications