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furmint (plural furmints)
- A type of grape grown in Hungary, commonly used in tokays.
1958, Thomas Schreiber; Lynton Hudson, Hungary, page 40:
- ... the furmint (muscatel) of Somlo, full of fire and of the noble aroma drawn from the volcanic earth in which the grapes are grown,
1975, Zoltán Halász, A Short History of Hungary, page 39:
- ... from the wine regions of the Tokaj mountains (where the "froment" grape, the ancestor of the furmint, was introduced by Walloon settlers)
2005, Mary Cech; Jennie Schacht, Tim Patterson, The Wine Lover's Dessert Cookbook, page 20:
- Varietals commonly affected by botrytis include chenin blanc, furmint, muscadelle, muscat, riesling, sauvignon blanc, and semillon.
2009 February 25, Eric Asimov, “Asian Fusion, via the Wine List”, in New York Times:
- It was made from the furmint grape, which is better known in Hungary’s lusciously sweet tokays, but this was delicate, floral and just right with a tart chicken curry dish.
- A wine made from this grape.