2020 Bencze, Furmint, Hungary

2020 Bencze, Furmint, Hungary


István on this wine: “2019 marked our very first vintage of Furmint, from our special plot called ‘Templomdombi’. We planted 3 different clones that complement each other: the backbone of the vineyard is the T85 with high and fine acidity; we have a smaller amount of older Furmint that has small clusters, and there are some T92 clones in our plot, too.”

Varieties: Furmint

Age of Vines: planted in 2015

Soil: dense basalt with some tuff, sandstone, brown forest soil, and clay

Yield: 1 kg/vine

Winemaking: The grapes were harvested at three various times at their optimum maturity and then carefully pressed as whole bunches, then fermented and aged in different amphoras for 9 months. The most “exciting” and powerful three of them were used for this varietal Furmint, while the remaining amphora went into the Autochthon cuvée. Bottled without fining, filtration, and without added sulfur (total SO2 below 10ppm).