2/24/2013

One of them is Eger...

Last week I attended Borjour Magnum, a monumental wine tasting in Budapest, where 200 wines can be tasted, from the bests. It's not easy to selected, what kind of wonder would we like to be experienced... The honeyed, floral, peach world from Tokaj? the oak barrel aged, salty wines from Somló? the mediterranean thrills from Villány? a smooth, mineral, round Beauties from Badacsony? or a considerable historical nectar from Eger, which represents our more hundred years history in every gulp...




No, it is a mission impossible to choose! My momentary favourite was Eger, and Vili Papa Cuvée 2006 from Thummerer Winery. We don't drink it everyday, the top wine from Vilmos Thummerer winemaker. Barrique-aged wine made of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot varieties. The aroma first and a spicy elegant taste make me take a break and reflect on. This is also necessary, because it has soooo long aftertase. I love it. What a wonderful comlexity! I taste and wish all people in the world can drink it. Maybe they can do it :-) because I am sure that it will best for 10-15 years!

Eger one of our historical wine regions, has thousand years traditions and numerous monuments of art history, and dotted by thermal waters. For many years it have been mentioned as a red wine region, but nowadays fortunately it seems to return its original abilities. Eger wine region is located about in the same latitude as Burgundy, so the facilities are as favorable as in the French region, pinot and white types are also has beautiful faces in these vineyards. Egri Bikavér (the meaning is "Bull's Blood") is a historical cuvée, and two years ago its white pair, Egri Csillag ("Star of Eger") was born. (This name refers to a big Hungarian literary work from Géza Gárdonyi, Stars of Eger, but it was published in English as Eclipse of the Crescent Moon. This is an iconic book about siege of the town agains the Ottoman Empire.) 
Egri Bikavér (the meaning is "Bull's Blood") is a historical cuvée, and two years ago its white pair, Egri Csillag ("Star of Eger") was born. (This name refers to a big Hungarian literary work from Géza Gárdonyi, Stars of Eger, but it was published in English as Eclipse of the Crescent Moon. This is an iconic book about siege of the town agains the Ottoman Empire.)

 This region more than history, it is the future also. Winemaker masters talk about the potentials of that:

                                   

Egri Csillag Festival is at 8th April 2013 in Eger Castle, where you can meet with the Stars! :-)




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