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Super 12: the best Hungarian white and red wines

Super 12 lists contain the wines that the Circle of Hungarian Winewriters consider the best. As we wrote the day before yesterday, after the nominating and voting period, a blind tasting takes place. I am a founding member of the Circle (Ágnes Németh, the editor of Hungarianwines.eu) and I participated in this tasting. According to the rules we can give only one 10 score to the whites and another 10 to the reds. I am really proud: I gave my 10s to the winners, Villa Sandahl and Géza Balla.

The most wines of the 24 came from Villány and Szekszárd (4-4), then from Tokaj (3) and Badacsony, Eger and Mátra (2-2). 18 of the wines are single varietal wines, 6 are blends. As for the grape varieties, the most used ones: Furmint and Olaszrizling (4-4), Cabernet Franc (3) and Rhine Riesling (2).

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Kovács Nimród Nagy Eged Furmint 2015 – one of the "Super wines"

The best white wines – the Super 12 of 2020

(in alphabetical order)

Balassa Tokaji Furmint Szent Tamás 2018, Tokaj

Barta Pince KVG Furmint–Hárslevelű 2018, Tokaj

Demeter Zoltán Boda Furmint 2017, Tokaj

Dubicz Mátrai Superior Olaszrizling barrique 2017, Mátra

Figula Öreghegyi Olaszrizling 2017, Balatonfüred

Györgykovács  Nagy-Somlói Olaszrizling 2018, Somló

Kamocsay Ákos Hilltop Prémium Olaszrizling Sós-hegy 2017, Neszmély

Késa Birtok Rajnai Rizling 2018, Balatonboglár

Kovács Nimród Nagy Eged Furmint 2015, Eger

Molnár és Fiai Mátrai Chardonnay 2019, Mátra

Pálffy Káli Királyi Olivin Furmint  2017, Balaton-felvidék

Villa Sandahl Rajnai R. Rabbit Periscope 2017, Badacsony (Grand Prix winner) 

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Vesztergombi Porkoláb Kékfrankos 2017 – one of the "Super red wines"

The best red wines – the Super 12 of 2020

(in alphabetical order)

Bakonyi Péter Siklós (Cabernet Franc) 2017, Villány

Balla Géza Feketeleányka Selection 2017, Ménes, Transylvania (Grand Prix winner)

Günzer Tamás Bocor Villányi Franc 2017, Villány

Heimann Családi Birtok Barbár 2017, Szekszárd

Heumann Pincészet Syrah 2015, Villány

Kiss Gábor Code (Villányi Franc) 2017, Villány

Mészáros Pál Ohmerops Cuvée 2017, Szekszárd

Pannonhalmi Főapátsági Infusio 2017, Pannonhalma

St. Andrea Igazán Egri Bikavér Grand Superior 2016, Eger

Vesztergombi Kékfrankos Porkolábvölgy 2017, Szekszárd 

Vida Családi Borbirtok La Vida 2016, Szekszárd

2HA Szőlőbirtok Courage 2015, Badacsony