Expressive aromas of dark cherry, ripe plum and hints of forest floor integrate seamlessly with black pepper. The palate opens softly, with notes of wild cherry and raisin and with a touch of oak, complemented by warm and velvety tannins. Perfect with Hungarian dishes like gulyás (goulash), pörkölt, or paprikás krumpli. Fear not if you are not familiar with Hungarian cuisine, it goes perfectly with game or spicy dishes. Enjoy this cracking wine over the next couple of years. 60% Kekfrankos, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot
There can be little doubt that Furmint's origins are Hungarian. First mention of the variety was as far back as the 16th century and the fact that there are differing forms of Furmint bearing the same DNA in Hungarian vineyards suggest that it has been present here for very many years. Furmint is the principal grape of the great sweet wines of Tokaji, the other being its progeny, Harslevelu. Furmint is a very high-quality grape, capable of producing intense, complex wines of great age-worthiness.
Since 1985 Yalumba has been under the leadership of fifth generation family member Robert Hill- Smith who has taken Yalumba from a well-regarded fortified winemaker with a large, cumbersome wine portfolio, to one of the most respected fine wine producers in Australia.