Eger has everything. Not only is it situated in a wonderful natural environment, but the cultural tradition of the city also attracts many visitors. This time, however, you do not have to leave the capital if you want to taste the wines produced in this famous region – because one of the coolest wine regions in the country comes to Budapest! And its not only cool in climate, but also in style.
The total region stretches over 22,000 hectares, out of which 18,302 hectares are of first class classification, producing white, rosé and red wines. Although Eger is best known for its Egri Bikavér (Bull's Blood), a rising star of the region is Egri Csillag, a white blend which was introduced in 2011.
The same climate as that of Burgundy
Maybe this is the most often cited attribute of Eger wine region, but not the only one. A historic, 1000 year old wine region around the famous city of Eger, the city of legends. Eger might not be the most famous, but it must be the most versatile: besides the Burgundy varieties – Chardonnay, Pinot Noir – you will find the authentic blends, the red Egri Bikavér and the white Egri Csillag. Single varietal wines made of indigenous grapes are important as well, like Kékfrankos, Leányka, Kadarka, and some exciting wines are made of common and less common international grape varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz, Viognier. The tasting lasts for four hours – just enough to visit the 10 exhibitors.
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