The four faces of Furmint

Bunch of Furmint grapes on plate

Remarkable wines from a remarkable Central European grape.

‘Furmint has this tremendous ability to reflect place’, were Caroline Gilby MW’s opening words at a recent Furmint masterclass in London. It’s a characteristic that Team JR have repeatedly underlined in our numerous articles on this remarkable grape. It’s a variety that is often compared to Chenin Blanc and Riesling for its capacity to produce wines that are exceptionally good at every point along the spectrum, from jaw-breakingly dry to judderingly sweet – thanks to high acidity, naturally low pH and long, slow ripening.

Furmint wines also age beautifully, whether dry or...