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Eger

The vineyard is located in the northeast Hungary near the border with Slovakia, Northeast of it lies Tokaj-Hegyalja, the area of ​​the Tokay, It has a 1,000-year history of winegrowing. There was a brief interruption by the almost 100-year-old Turkish occupation from the year 1596. Eger is named after the city of the same name (Erlau) at the foot of the Bükk Mountains. Under the city are extensive cellars. The area is mainly due to the red wine Eger bull's blood (Egri Bikavér) became famous. The vineyards on volcanic tuff rock soils cover about 6,000 hectares of vineyards in 20 communities. Eger is one of the driest and coolest wine growing areas with low precipitation summers and long winters.

The most important red wines are Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet Franc. Merlot, Kékoporto ( Blue Portuguese ), Kékfrankos ( Blaufränkisch ) kadarka and Pinot Noir, the most important white wines Chardonnay. Hárslevelü (Linden), Leányka (Girl's grape), Muskotály Ottonel ( Muscat Ottonel ), Olaszrizling ( Riesling ) and Tramini ( Gewurztraminer ). Well-known producers are Dula Bence, Egervin, Gál Lajos, Gál Tibor, Gróf Buttler, Hagymási József, Kaló Imre, Ostoros Bor, Pók Tamás, Thummerer Vilmos, St. Andrea and Vincze Béla.

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