A very popular grape in Hungary where it is used to produce both a fun and lively dry wine but also as a component of the world class dessert wine Tokaji. The dry version is very acidic and is best consumed young. But the real fame for the Furmint comes from its propensity for the fungus Botrytis or "Noble Rot." The fungus shrivels the grape thus concentrating the aromas, flavors and sugars. Tokaji has been revered through the centuries by Tsars and dignitaries for its incredible longevity and seemingly impossible complexity. Fine examples of Tokaji Eszencia are said to fear no death.