The colour is pale golden, with a bit more depth than in previous editions. Bubbles are small, fine, numerous and quite lenient. On the nose, it is restrained we can detect maturity, apples, yeast, butter. Notes of bread crust are bit more pronounced than usually in this wine. Though matured there is a lovely freshness and fruitiness. Layered. Dry on the palate, medium bodied. The mousse is fine, delicate. Acidities are on the higher side bringing so much wanted vibrancy and lift. Aroma profile on the palate is restrained, broad and complex, bringing a nice tension. Very long finish. After vintages ’15 and ’16 we are delighted having yet another Furmint Brut we are very content with.
Furmint Brut is a great aperitif and makes perfect match with delicate freshly served seafood, cured meat, smoked trout, or salmon.
2017 vintage brought a very warm summer and one of the earliest starts of the harvest. In mid-September grapes were affected by a longer period of rain. Early ripening varieties fared much better, while late-ripening varieties had much less quantity.
Classic, bottle fermented, with 36 months ageing on the lees.
It is ready now but will be in perfect shape for the following 3-4 years. Keep until 2022-2025.
WINE IS CULTURE AND ALWAYS HAS VALUE AS A LINK TO SOCIETY.
Mag. Pater Egon Homann OSB