Furmint is the oldest grape of our region. It is quite certain it came to our places hundreds of years ago. Local name – Šipon (“sheepon”) was obtained when French soldiers while occupying these places were tasting it and commenting: “Mhmm, c’est si bon”.
Vintage 2019 displays pale lemon-yellow color and delicate, almost discrete nose. It shows classic varietal characteristics of ripe pears, apples, and some citrusy notes. With time it opens very nicely.
Very dry on the palate, light bodied, with plenty of ripe acidities which will wake you up in no time. Although being delicate it offers a good intensity great persistence and length. Quite a hallmark of our Furmint. It is hard to imagine a better aperitif wine.
Appetizers, seafood, cold meats, fatty dishes. Oysters or sushi anyone? An excellent gastronomic, food friendly wine.
Cold April and May broadcasted a rather late harvest, but a very hot June almost completely compensated the delay, though not completely. July and August were warm but not hot and nice weather in September enabled grapes to be picked well into October. 2019 brought very good yields and quality is very dependent of the skills of the winemakers. At Dveri-Pax we are very happy with the results. We produced classic wines with profound varietal aromatic profiles and moderate, even low alcohol levels typical for the region.
Fermentation in stainless steel tanks
WINE IS CULTURE AND ALWAYS HAS VALUE AS A LINK TO SOCIETY.
Mag. Pater Egon Homann OSB