Eger, Hungary

The Eger wine region is located in northeastern Hungary, and it is known for producing high-quality red and white wines. The region has a cool continental climate, with hot summers and cold winters. The vineyards are located on hills and slopes with volcanic soils, which provide good drainage and minerality to the grapes.

The most famous wine from Eger is the red blend called Egri Bikavér or Bull's Blood of Eger, which is a blend of indigenous grape varieties such as Kékfrankos, Kadarka, and Portugieser, along with some international varieties like Cabernet Franc and Merlot. This wine is known for its rich, spicy, and fruity flavors, and it is often aged in oak barrels.

Other notable wines from Eger include the white wine called Egri Leányka, which is a dry, aromatic wine made from the Leányka grape variety, and the red wine called Egri Csillag or Eger Star, which is a blend of several grape varieties, including some international ones like Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. Overall, the wines of Eger are characterized by their complexity, structure, and balance.

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