Kolfok Furmint Remember 2020
This is Furmint from a 40 year old vineyard of mica slate, orthogneiss and quartz. It underwent whole cluster, native yeast fermentation for 8 months in two 250L barrels. Stephan rejects the idea of monoculture and so has planted cover crops of herbs and beneficial plants. All work in the cellar is gentle with minimal intervention. There is no pumping, filtering or fining and very low sulphur use. The name 'Remember' refers to the fact that Furmint used to be the most widely planted grape in Neckenmarkt, Burgenland but was lost to time and political strife.
Stefan has made a serious white wine both fresh and immediately drinkable but one that also lends itself to contemplation and with significant aging potential. Beguiling notes of lanolin and bee pollen, golden apples and aromatic dried grasses. Super complex and engaging.