2018 Arvay Pince Furmint, Tokaj, Hungary
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ABOUT THIS WINE
100% Furmint from the volcanic, obsidian, rhyolite tuff, and clay soils of Tokaj, Hungary. Pressed whole cluster, then fermented in stainless steel tanks with 20% maturing in barrels.
ABOUT THIS PRODUCER
Founded by János Árvay in his hometown of Rátka, Árvay Pince has become a benchmark producer in the Tokaj region. Truly a family affair with János's wife Katalin hosting guests at the tasting room, their daughter Angélika, a holder of the WSET diploma, running the business and marketing sides of the winery, and their son Szabolcs beginning to take over the reigns of the winemaking. The Árvay family are very aware of the legendary status of Tokaj in the history of wine and are committed to once again putting it on the worlds stage.
The families vineyards are almost entirely grown on volcanic soil, allowing their grapes to keep great acidity and minerality, traits that have become trademarks of the Arvay wines. In keeping with the traditions of Tokaj Árvay produces the classic late harvest and Aszú wines, but is also focusing more and more on dry wines made from Furmint, Hárslevelü, Muscat Lunel, Sauvignon Blanc, and Chardonnay.