Hungary is known as a beautiful country with beautiful nature, but for many people it is not known as an excellent wine country. Hungary is one of the most versatile wine countries in Europe. They produce sweet white wines, as well as sparkling wines and powerful reds, and use modern viticulture and techniques. It has a true continental climate with winters that can be very cold and summers that can get very hot. Spring provides plenty of rain and autumn has plenty of sunshine for the grapes to ripen. The grapes they grow vary from Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay to the indigenous Furmint in the white grape varieties and Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot to the indigenous Kadarka in the red grape varieties.
Hungary is divided into 22 wine-growing regions, of which Tokaj, where the sweet Tokaji Aszú, is produced, is the flagship of Hungarian viticulture. The grapes of this famous wine are affected by Botrytis. The grapes are picked by hand and shipped in small crates called "puttonyos". The content of sugar in the wine depends on the number of puttonyos from Aszú grapes, added to the dry wine. The more puttonyos, the sweeter and more powerful the wine. The wine generally has a completely unique aroma and taste with high extract, high acidity and varying degrees of residual sweetness.
We sell Hungarian wines from, among others, winery Tokaj-Hétszolo.