Tóth Ferenc Winery
Tóth Ferenc Winery can be bravely called family winery, as through generations, old and young members of the winemaker family work every day obsessed to bring forward the good reputation of the winery and the wines of Eger. From enologist Tóth Ferenc, in Eger, all kinds of things come to our mind: fanatic enologist, the ambassador of kadarka grape, monger of the wine called “Várvédő” – the protector of Eger Castle- and the owner of many dignified awards and prizes. In recognition of his work, he was elected in 2013 “Winemaker of the Year in Eger 2012”. He has been married his wife for 50 years who gives strength and help for the everyday life. They set out their journey to the world of grape and wine together and built up the family estate. Their daughter, Katalin, actively joins the life of the estate. Her areas are sales, wine tourism and marketing. Family Tóth believes, one day the key of the cellar will be given to one of their grandchildren.
Viticulture and wine making in Eger Wine Region
Viticulture and wine making in Eger Wine Region possesses centuries – old and deep – rooted tradition. Currently, the winery has a vineyard of 25 hectares, all along the best production sites of the wine region: Vineyards Áfrika, Almagyar, and Marinka, as well as the Síkhegy, Galagonyás, and Tihamér vineyards. Our winery is characterized by a wide range of grape varieties: egri leányka, királyleányka, kékfrankos, kadarka, pinot noir, cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon and merlot.
Wine production in Eger
Our most important wine making aim is to keep the traditional “Egri” taste by using the most modern technologies alloyed with traditional wine making. Grape processing is made by traditional and reductive technologies. Most of our white wines are made by controlled fermentation in stainless steel tanks. Our red wines are racked after maceration and aged in oak barrels for 1,5 – 2 years. Only at least 6 months bottle aging start selling our red wines.
The new cellar
In 2006 the family decided to place the operation of the winery into another dimension after the basis of frank, hard however “ industrialist charactered” work of decades without compromise. Decision was followed by the action and we started to enlarge our winery in Kistályai street. 4 new cellar tunnels got carved into rhyolite tuff, each 50 m long, to set up a unique cellar system for aging and storing wines. This is more than 5 cellar tunnels: a 1100 m2 miracle in the inside of the hill. What makes it real unique is the aesthetical experience: Inside the tunnel there are no built domes, no covering floor, just the tunnels and the weight of the hill. Wines are made more demanding, high standards thanks to the complete technical renewal. The work of Tóth Ferenc and his team is supported by new barrels, stainless steel tanks and the most modern tools.
Egri Csillag Superior 2020
A sparkling, golden-colored wine. At first, peaches, linden honey and sugar melons appear in its aroma, and then, as it heats up, a small buttery corn aroma emerges. well balanced, with a long finish. In the aftertaste, pears and very tiny bitterness enrich the already complex wine. It is delicious very much! ” – Adél Bernáth-Ulcz, CsokiLaBor
It is a beautiful ruby red wine that shows a high density in the glass compared to the variety. Its scent gradually unfolds, from mildly leathery scents to sweet spices to plum jam, many, many exciting aromas appear in it. All this is surrounded by a small waxy overtone for a moment. Its taste is dominated by similar notes, supported by a small cognac soup. Its delicate acid backbone, tannins and sense of alcohol give the wine a more definite character than usual. (CsokiLaBor)
Egri Kadarka Superior 2018
A wine with ruby colour with pomegranate edges. Versatile aromas. Primarily roasted walnut then raspberry syrup and strawberry jam on the nose. After a bit of patience herbal notes are coming complemented by resin, especially at dry test. Lively playful acids and nicely rounding tannins on the palate with ripe cherry. In the intense fruit aroma the pleasant spices are dominant. Oily viscosity, thick at tasting however texture does not overwrite the variety. A wine with more dimensions and great potential…
Egri Pinot Noir Superior 2020
Light ruby colour. The nose is abundant in fresh black berry fruits – blackcurrant, blackberry – and raspberry. These aromas are nicely complemented with balanced, spicy barrel notes from new oak ageing. The palate features the same fruits. Medium body. Vital wine full of energy and with lovely, long finish.
Tóth Ferenc Egri Kékfrankos Superior 2018
“Deep ruby colour with grenadier touch. Starts with toasty notes and spices of the barrel ont he nose continues with fruitcake sprinkeled with cinnamon. After a short time the fragrance of sour cherry, characterise the variety, appears as well. Fine tannins and glycerin – alcohol gives great texture and makes it harmonious however its young acids vibrate in the forefront. Long finish with sour-cherry and blueberry complemented with a hing of anise ont he palate. .” (CsokiLaBor)
Várvédő Egri Bikavér Superior 2018
Very deep aromas on the nose dominated by ripe black berry fruit with a hint of subtle oak spice. Thick and complex on the palate complemented by ripe fruit. Great balance. The layered, full body is nicely held by the wine’s acidity and ripe tannins. Extremely long finish.
“Deep ruby colour, the slow down flow on the glass forecasts a meaty, thick wine. Luckily not too full bodied just as it can be waited for a wine like this. Very rich and alterable aromas. Fruits, rich spices and barrel notes on the nose. Fresh plum, walnut, marzipan and juniper fragrances follows each other. The intense alcohol gives a liqueur character to the wine. Acids and tannins pleasantly integrates into the structure. Similar taste on the palate as on the nose complemented by powerful dark chocolate. Moreover, spices of the barrel, tobacco and smoky notes at the background. Slight chalky finish coming from the production site. A wine with wide taste spectrum, great potential, a real top wine!” (CsokiLaBor)