- Variety: Furmint
- Country: Slovenia
- Chalk on the nose with green aromas. Citrus and herbal tea follow with slight salinity. Dense finish with balanced acidity. This wine is highly invigorating.
After Welschriesling (Laški Rizling), Furmint is the second-most planted grape variety in Slovenia. It is also known as Šipon, a variety that has been taken to great fame in Hungary with its famous sweet wines from Tokaji. In 2008 Johannes and Michael Gross paid a visit to István Szepsy, the pioneer of dry Furmint, in order to buy a selection of his best grape vines. They bred the vines and planted them on the terraces in Gorca. The wine now includes these vines in addition to older vines averaging 65 years in age. The wine is pressed whole cluster and spontaneously fermented in 2600 L oak. Elevage continues for 12 months in oak, followed by 6 months in stainless before bottling.