Spring freshness in bottle
Tóth Ferenc Egri Csillag 2021
The white community blend of Eger wine region, “The Star of Eger” is refreshing and easy going, yet complex enough to match with dishes. The winter is almost over, if you can’t wait for the blossoming of the trees, open this bottle!
Tóth Ferenc Egri Csillag 2021 consists of 4 grape varieties: Leányka, Olaszrizling, Hárslevelű, and Muscat Ottonel. It is obligatory to use two indigenous varieties (the blend has to be made of at least 4 varieties) however Tóth Ferenc Winery is an overachiever: 100% of the grape varieties are from the Carpathian Basin. Base wines are fermented separately in stainless steel tanks. Then the fermented wines were blended and rested for a month.
“Wine with a lemon tint. Fresh, crisp white fleshy fruit flavours and a slightly sweetish character make the wine fresh and exciting” – Description by Adél Bernáth-Ulcz from CsokiLaBor
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More about Egri Csillag, the white blend of Eger wine region
A decade ago Eger wine region was looking for new ways to express its identity. Egri Bikavér has long been established as a leading brand among Hungarian reds but its white counterpart was missing. Eger as a wine region is characterized by a rich diversity of varieties so the tradition of blending goes back to centuries. There is no single white variety that could be considered dominant either in terms of acreage or production volume, nevertheless almost 45% of the area under vine is dedicated to white varieties. With this in mind it was clear that local winemakers should create a white counterpart to the iconic Egri Bikavér, a white blend marketed under a common brand name.
What to know about Egri Csillag
– The first vintage of Egri Csillag was made in 2011.
– Initially ten wineries launched whites with the name Egri Csillag.
– Since then the number of participating wineries has steadily increased and today there are more than 25 different Egri Csillag wines available.
– Egri Csillag is a blend of at least four varieties.
– At least half of the varieties must be indigenous to the Carpathian Basin.
– There are three categories: classicus, superior and grand superior.
– All of them dry.
– Classicus is a light, crispy wine with intense fruit and floral aromas.
– Wines in the superior category show more concentration and receive barrel ageing.
– With grand superior wines there is an exciting extra dimension: all the grapes come from a single vineyard.
– With an annual production of one million bottles Egri Csillag is one of the market leaders today.
– Thanks to the volume and the three categories a wide range of customers buy the wines.
– You can find them in supermarkets, but also in wine bars and top restaurants frequented by wine connoisseurs.