Chateau Megyer Tokaji Furmint
Situated in the picturesque region of Tokaji-Hegyalja in north-eastern Hungary these vineyards were first planted by Count Ferenc Dobó in 1576, then in 1737 they were classified as Grand Cru by Royal Decree. With its sister vineyard Pajzos the Chateau shares winemaking facilities & the famous Rákóczi Cellars at the Sárospatak Castle, the best preserved Renaissance castle in Hungary. The vineyard has a south/southwest aspect and is close to the Bodrog river. The soil is a rich volcanic rhyolite containing crystalline fragments that foster wines with a firm character. Furmint is Hungary’s most important white wine grape.
Citrus & lime aromas with lively acidity. A deep & confident wine, retaining fruitiness & minerality. Ages very well, it’s great for beefing up the cellar with something reliable. Stands up well to full bodied rich & buttery fish dishes such as Dover Sole with lemon verbena. Its versatility makes it a fabulous with strongly flavoured vegetable dishes; mustard & tomato dishes.