Kovacs Nimrod Winery
1000-YEAR-OLD WINEMAKING TRADITION
With Christianity, French and Italian monks came to Eger, who bought with them high-quality vine growing and winemaking expertise.
UNIQUE WORLD-CLASS TERROIRS
We are fortunate enough to own three of the top terroirs in Eger wine region.
UNCOMPROMISING FOCUS ON QUALITY
In addition to top Hungarian varieties, such as Furmint and Kékfrankos, we also planted and organically farm burgundian and Northern Rhone varieties such as Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Syrah.
10 hectares – Grand Cru Facing south-southwest, this steep-sloping site with unique sun exposure consists of limestone-laden soils, which contributes to a one of a kind mineral character in the wines.
Varietals: Furmint, Kékfrankos and Syrah
8 hectares – Premier Cru Blessed with a unique microclimate due to Lake Bogács, this site has soils rich in minerals, which result in distinctive, fresh and fruit-packed wines. Comprised of granite-tuff soils, it has a south-southwestern exposure.
Varietals: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah and Kékfrankos
12 hectares – Premier Cru Resting on a gently-sloping rich forest and tuff soil which interspersed with rocks, produces well-balanced, fruity and rounded wines.
Varietals: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Kékfrankos, Merlot and Cabernet Franc
Kovács Nimrod Winery is situated in seven continuous cellars on the historic Verőszala Street in Eger.
Back in the 18th century, there were hundreds of wine press houses, similar to ours, which were erected above their representative cellars to handle the onsite processing of grapes.
After the grape juice had been fermented, wines were stored in barrels in the cool cellars below. Guided by this tradition, we continue to make our wines in a similar way, enhanced by 21st Century technology.
Battonage Chardonnay 2016
Made in a classical Burgundian style, our 2015 Chardonnay Battonage expresses the unique terroir of our Nyilasmár and Nagyfai Estates (Monopole) with distinct minerality, fresh fruit flavours of pears and apples with light buttery and toasty oak notes. Aged on its lees in small French and Hungarian oak barrels, our Chardonnay has elegant freshness, vivid acids and long harmonious finish.
The vineyard Nyilasmár has thin, stony and tuff topsoil with strong south slope, these gives fiery, body and the vineyard Nagyfai has brown forest soil,which added rich and pure flavor to this wine. This highly concentrated wine is a blend of Kékfrankos, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Nice garnet red color, with aromas of cranberries, ripe cherries and spicy oak. Similar flavors follow on the palate with a medium body and a medium long finish and soft tannins.
Soul Syrah 2017
Soul. This is name of our 100% syrah wine which is an exclusively sourced from the ripe fruit of the grapes from KNW’s Nagyfai and Nyilasmar Monopole Terroirs. The Nyilasmár vineyard has thin, stony, and tuff based soil, facing south, which gives the wine spice and body, while the Nagyfai vineyard contains rocky brown forest soil, which adds rich and complex flavors. Music, travel and arrival of the soul. This is our Monopole Soul Syrah.
Our flagship wine is made up of our Grand Cru Nagy Eged Vineyard. It shows aromas of allspice and tobacco that are complimented by concentrated flavors of plum liqueur, smoky raspberry and bramble. These flavors flow into an elegant, long smooth balanced finish.
Grand Bleu 2013
This 100% Kékfrankos wine comes from the top (500m) of our Grand Cru Nagy Eged vineyard. The dense color is followed with concentrated aromas of nutmeg, allspice, black cherry and tobacco. These aromas are continued on the palate by flavors of plum, black cherry and plain chocolate, all tied together with balanced acids and silky tannins. Our Grand Bleu rewards us with a long and very pleasant finish. This wine will age beautifully in the bottle for many years.