Wenzel Vogelsang Furmint 2018
The Furmint is perhaps more familiar from the Tokaj, where it goes into the legendary sweet wine and since the last generation has also been dry-aged by ambitious winemakers like Demeter Zoltan. In Burgenland the Furmint is historically and geographically also an old inhabitant due to the Danube monarchy. The Wenzel family has been cultivating wine in Rust since 1647. The vines stand on gray quartz, gneiss and mica slate. The bouquet is defined by the absence of fruit and the presence of mineral notes. Smells like slate Riesling, cool and slightly smoky. The wine exudes an inner calm, that's incredible. It is somewhat reminiscent of a hybrid in the form of Chassagne-Montrachet and Pouilly-Fumé, i.e. Chardonnay meets Sauvignon Blanc. This stony and precision. Razor sharp but not loud. White fruits, crunchy core. Michael Wenzel himself says that this Furmint is a return to new roots and old friends. And that's exactly how it is. There is so much potential in Furmint!