“Mád Furmint 2012” from the Szent Tamás (Saint Thomas) Vineyard and Cellar reached the first fifty wines of Great Britain in 2013. Wines from countless numbers of wine regions around the word – from Australia to France via Portugal – were competing to be included in this list.
The latest issue of the Wine Merchant introduces this wine and its background as follows: the Szent Tamás Vineyard and Cellar, established by two Hungarian businessmen and the son of István Szepsy, an excellent Hungarian winemaker, occupies fifteen hectares of old grown vines, nine of them in premium locations in Tokaj-Hegyalja. Their dry furmint, named after the village of Mád, is the result of cooperation of small producers in this village.
The article summarizes the opinion of judges: green-yellow wine with flashes of gold.
Apricot, pear and green apple dominate the palate with some honey and signs of stone fruits. This is a well-balanced wine, the significant and long-lingering acidity is well-supported by light sugary apple aroma.
The “Szent Tamás – Mád Furmint” sells for 11 GBP in the UK.