Eger is one of Hungary’s most famous wine regions, noted for its hearty red ‘Bull’s Blood’ wines, and winemakers Lõrincz György and Lõrincz György Jr. believe that there are many exciting possibilities yet from this historic area.
St Andrea have lifted this name to a completely new level, by creating a higher grade Egri Bikaver quite unlike the cheap Bull’s Blood still on the mass market. Theirs is half kékfrankos with merlot and pinot noir and just a smidge of kadarka and cabernet franc.
They work in a thoroughly modern winery but have faith in tried and true traditional methods too, trusting their unique terroirs and their careful tending of the vineyards to supply them with high-quality fruit.
The estate covers four different locations and nine distinct plots, most of which feature soils that are essentially volcanic ash compacted over millennia at various depths across the sites. They are the best company by a yard in Eger.