Throughout their long history, Hungarian wines have been perceived as elusive and mysterious, and nearly always lauded. Even the King of France, Louis XIV, is said to have had a weakness for Tokaj Aszú dessert wine, dubbing it, "Wine of Kings, King of Wines."
This week we invite you for a closer look into the wines of Hungary- in particular the local Furmint varietal as we will feature this noble grape in a sparkling, a dry still wine, and a truly killer dessert wine.
I think you will be surprised at how interesting and deliciously unique these wines are. Here is your chance to expand your palate and broaden your wine horizons with Hungarian juice that seldom is exported.
The tasting flight is $25 and starts tonight at our South End location. AND I tell you what. - for those of you that stop in for a flight on Wednesday night only - you can enjoy an extra gratis pour of your favorite on the house!! We'll be open till 9pm on Camden, in the Design Center. Bottle purchases also will get 10% off tonight.
Quick Summary of what we will be featuring all weekend:
- A sparkling Furmint from the owners of Vouvray's Domaine Huet- iconic Loire Valley Chenin Blanc producer
- A still white from Krisztina Csetvei that uses only Olaszrizling... a varietal typically only associated with spritzers now elevated with single-vineyard vinification
- A Furmint at its most precise, with clear Burgundian character... Vega Sicilia's only holding out of Spain
- A Royal Tokaj dessert wine made with botrytised Furmint grapes- the original wine style that put Hungary on the map centuries ago
Read on for this week's fabulous line-up, along with a quick primer on Hungary, plus, back by popular demand, some easy pairings to consider for you foodies out there.
And last but not least, I invite you to check-out our "The Day After: 2/1 Above the Uptown Skyline" event that is selling fast. It's one week from today, and it's guaranteed to be a great evening with both Jason & Sam visiting. See below for details!
See you soon in the tasting room and drink more Furmint!