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Dry Furmint, Samuel Tinon “Birtok” 2019

Dry Furmint, Samuel Tinon “Birtok” 2019

Regular price $24.00 Sale

Samuel Tinon was one of the first foreigners to settle in Tokaj after Hungary’s… ahem… political changes in the early 90s. As a native of Sauternes he’s no stranger to great botrytized wines. When Samuel moved to Tokaj in 1991, most producers in Tokaj were eager to use all the new technology that had been unavailable to them for the previous 50 years, whereas he had seen all those changes happen and wanted to return to elemental winemaking. His cellar is modest and the wines are, too. They’re also extraordinarily layered.

Birtok translates loosely to “domaine” and is a blend of Furmint from two sites. This is a strident wine that gets where it’s going without hassle or delay. Imagine a totally dry margarita- salty, inflected with the smoky notes of botrytis fermented dry. Tokaj without sweetness is one of the most underrated wines in the world, and in this case you can buy it for a song.

Must be 21 years old to purchase. ID is required at delivery or in-store pickup.