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Egri Korona Harmonia

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The Egri Korona Borház (Crown Wine House of Eger) is a family winery which can be found in the middle of the Eger wine region, right next to the thermal hot spring of Egerszalók and it’s unbelievable white cliffs.  This area is renowned for its thermal baths and its resulting soil rich in minerals of volcanic origin.

Harmonia is a blend of the dominant blue grapes of the area, true to the tradition of the region making wines with many varietals.  This wine is JUICY with good body.  Fruit and sour-cherry aroma of Menoire & Blauburger perfectly entwined with the spiciness of Kekfrankos and fiery character of Cabernet Sauvignon.

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Chateau Megyer Tokaji Furmint

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Situated in the picturesque region of Tokaji-Hegyalja in north-eastern Hungary these vineyards were first planted by Count Ferenc Dobó in 1576, then in 1737 they were classified as Grand Cru by Royal Decree.  With its sister vineyard Pajzos the Chateau shares winemaking facilities & the famous Rákóczi Cellars at the Sárospatak Castle, the best preserved Renaissance castle in Hungary. The vineyard has a south/southwest aspect and is close to the Bodrog river.  The soil is a rich volcanic rhyolite containing crystalline fragments that foster wines with a firm character.  Furmint is Hungary’s most important white wine grape.

Citrus & lime aromas with lively acidity. A deep & confident wine, retaining fruitiness & minerality.  Ages very well, it’s great for beefing up the cellar with something reliable.  Stands up well to full bodied rich & buttery fish dishes such as Dover Sole with lemon verbena. Its versatility makes it a fabulous with strongly flavoured vegetable dishes; mustard & tomato dishes.

 

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Chateau Megyer Hárslevelű

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Chateau Megyer is located in the Tokaji producing region in north-eastern Hungary.  The region is most famous for sweet wines, but also produces some outstanding dry whites. 

Hárslevelű pronouned Harsh-level-loo, means linden-leaf in Hungarian, the wine is very suited to bottle ageing.  This is a 2014 vintage, but it could go on for several more years.  This is one for fans of a decent unoaked Chardonnay who want to try something different. Honey, herbs and a slight smokiness.  Great on its own or would suit white meats.

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Chateau Megyer Tokaji Asku 5 Puttonyos

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Situated in the picturesque region of Tokaji-Hegyalja in north-eastern Hungary.  These vineyards were first planted by Count Ferenc Dobó in 1576, in 1737 they were classified as Grand Cru by Royal Decree. With it’s sister vineyard Pajzos the Chateau shares winemaking facilities & the famous Rákóczi Cellars at the Sárospatak Castle, the largest & best preserved Renaissance castle in Hungary.

The palate has praline notes at the start interlaced with botrytis, dried figs & honey, next pineapple & apricots. Aged notes from 4 years of ageing in small wooden barrels. A thick, creamy texture with a smooth long  finish. Beautiful.

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Mad Dry Furmint

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Mád Wine KFT is intent on putting Dry Furmint on the world map and in its collective glass.  This is something a bit different that falls somewhere between Loire Chenin and Chablis in style.  This refreshing white wine expresses both the varietal character of the Furmint variety and the typical minerality of the vineyards of Mád village.  An elegant blend of apricot and peaches with a hint of warm ginger spice.

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Egri Korona Bornemissza Kekfrankos

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The Egri Korona Borház (Crown Wine House of Eger) is a family winery which can be found in the middle of the Eger wine region, right next to the thermal hot spring of Egerszalók and it’s unbelievable white cliffs.  This area is renowned for its thermal baths and its resulting soil rich in minerals of volcanic origin

This wine is from the vineyard’s Grand Selection made by the owners daughter, part of the historic collection commemorating the 1552 Seige of Eger. Bornemissza was a General known for his expertise in gunpowder.

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Etyeki Kuria Red

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From the Sopron wine region.  Harvested by hand and carefully destemmed.  Fermented for 14 days on the skin.  Aged in Hungarian oak barrels for 8 months.

Ripe fruits on the nose and palate.  Blackberry, cherry and cooked red plums.   Subtle smokey character with a hint of cloves.  Soft, delicious, lively acidity

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Etyeki Kuria Zenit

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Wonderful flavours of white flowers, salted lemon, honey, apple, pineapple.  A really beautiful wine, and something a bit different.

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Pannonhalma Abbey, Hemina Red

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The Benedictine Archabbey of Pannonhalma has been making wines on the Sacred Mount of Pannonhalma since 996AD when Roman settlers first introduced viticulture/viniculture.  The Abbey and it’s stunning natural environment is a World Heritage Unesco site.  In 2000 in partnership with MKB Bank the winery was rebuilt with state of the art technology within the mountain.  Think Harry Potter meets James Bond.  Hemina red is an elegant Bordeaux style blend.  8 months in used Hungarian oak barrels.

‘Hemina’ is the monks self determined daily allowance, as pictured whilst playing poker! Silky tannins from the merlot, while the cabernet franc ensures the structure.   Fruity, black berries both on the nose and palate. Delicate, rich, round and elegant.   Great with grilled dishes, red meats, game, anything delicious with a bit of body.

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Petit Bonsai Kadarka

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Kadarka is the oldest historic vine variety cultivated in the Szekszárd region, a difficult and delicate grape to grow due to it’s thin skin. Hand picked from 100 year old short vines reminiscent of Bonsai trees.  Peter Vida has a natural approach without using any chemicals, rather planting flowers, grasses and herbs. ‘We try to reach harmony in the soil that we believe brings us harmony and balance to our wines too.  

Great aperitif, chicken, veal & with indian or asian spiced food. Slightly chilled with fish and vegetable dishes.

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