Furmint, in capable hands, can challenge Riesling and Chardonnay, and Istvan Szepsy’s hands are capable: this has complexity, balance, and backbone and, whilst it is a wonderful wine right now, we expect that it will last considerably longer than many Furmints and still be drinkable, but different, in 10 years time.
István Szepsy probably makes the best wines in Hungary and therefore, dependent on your personal preferences, the best sweet wines in the world (please don’t be offended Sauternes fans, we aren’t writing off Chateau d’Yquem quite yet).
Production is very small, very quality focussed, and very much a family business with several generations of Szepsys involved in the production of the wine.
One thing that you’ll find in all of Istvan Szepsy’s wines is a perfect balance of minerality and acidity; the other, regardless of sugar level, is astounding complexity.
Please allow around 1 week for delivery of this wine.
2017 was a good vintage in Tokaji