Description to Eger

The wine-growing region is situated in the north-east of Hungary near the border with Slovakia. To the north-east of it lies Tokaj-Hegyalja, the territory of Tokaj. It has a 1,000-year-old history of viticulture. There was a short interruption due to the almost 100-year-old Turkish occupation from 1596. Eger is named after the town of the same name (Eger) at the foot of the Bükk mountains. Under the town there are extensive cellar complexes. The area has become famous especially for the red wine Eger bull's blood (Egri Bikavér). The vineyards on volcanic tuff soils cover about 6,000 hectares of vineyards in 20 municipalities. Eger is one of the driest and coolest wine-growing areas with low rainfall summers and long winters.

The main red wine varieties are Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Kékoportó(Blue Portuguese), Kékfrankos (), Kadarka and Pinot Noir, the most important white wine varieties Chardonnay, Hárslevelü (lime leaf), Leányka (girl grape), Muskotály Ottonel(Muscat Ottonel), Olaszrizling) and Tramini(Gewürztraminer). Well-known producers are Dula Bence, Egervin, Gál Lajos, Gál Tibor, Gróf Buttler, Hagymási József, Kaló Imre, Ostoros Bor, Pók Tamás, Thummerer Vilmos, St. Andrea and Vincze Béla.

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