Back to the wine chiller this week, for something refreshing in the steamy humidity!
I was thrilled to get a Hungarian dry tokaji in my March Wine Folly club shipment, 2018 Oremus 'Mandolas' Tokaji. It’s not typically something I find in my local shops. I first fell in love with dry tokaji during an awesome dinner at The Winding Stair in Dublin, a superb little place with a revolving exciting wine list. The grape is called fürmint, and grows primarily in Hungary, Austria, Slovakia, and Slovenia.
I liked this better after I let it warm up a bit. It’s got a big floral nose. On the palate it’s got a lot of minerality — that’s fancy wino talk for a flavor like stones, which I like quite a bit. It’s bracing and refreshing! I caught a little salinity too, more fancy talk for a flavor like sea air. The fruit base is mostly citrus. Good to go with chilled seafood, sushi, and sweating on the patio.
Change it up from sauv blanc a little, and try Hungarian for a change!