Gilvesy Pezsgo Sparkling Furmint Hungary 2019
  • Furmint
  • Organic, Vegan-Friendly, Volcanic
  • Medium Bodied
  • 750ml
  • 11.5% alc./vol

Gilvesy Pezsgo Sparkling Furmint Hungary 2019

Lake Balaton, Hungary
Regular price $41.95per bottle ($251.70per case)
6 bottles per case
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Delicate & Creamy

This product is part of the Destination Collection program and will be available online and in select LCBO Retail Stores. Please feel free to contact us at info@npwines.com if you need any assistance locating stock.

Winemaker and proprietor Robert was born in Canada and grew up on a farm, though his family is originally from Hungary. After some years working as an architect, he found his passion in winemaking, and relocated to his grandparent's home country to start a winery.

The estate is located just a few kilometers north of Lake Balaton, near Mount Saint George. This is an ancient and little known volcanic butte in Europe’s Pannon basin. Mount Saint George is cloaked with vineyards, both old vines and more recent plantings, many of which are being cultivated organically. Robert Gilvesy's goal in the vineyard and with wine culture is to authentically preserve and express the unique character of the mountain through his wines.

This sparkling is made from Furmint grapes sourced from the organic Váradi vineyard. Aromas of white-fleshed and citrus fruit with hints of toast. Delicate on the palate with a creamy texture, fine bubbles and yeasty notes complementing the aromas. A great example on how Furmint is well-suited to make sparkling wine, especially from volcanic soil.

Furmint complements herb-crusted poultry or fish. You can also try it with delicate Asian dishes like sushi or pan-fried dumplings.

About the Winery

Gilvesy Pincészet

Hungarian expat Róbert Gilvesy moved back to his homeland from Canada, and began building the Gilvesy winemaking empire on the former Esterházy estate on Szent György Hill. Thanks to years of hard work, the Hegymagas-based facility now includes a modern building complex and about 13 hectares of vineyards, in addition to being the home of the family. The area is shaped by 6 million years old volcanoes, where indigenous and international varieties grow organically.

Robert’s absolute admiration for nature and the terroir translates into an immense respect for the environment. By farming using organic practices, the soils and the vines stay healthy. In the winery, by letting nature take its course without controlling the processes, and using local resources, such as Hungarian oak barrels, Gilvesy promotes and protects the Balaton region.