From the aspect of quality, the wines of the wine region cover the full circle of possibilities provided by legal regulations. Thus we can find in the wine region white and red wines of protected origin, quality wines, regional wines and table wines; the production of rosé and Siller wines is also gaining grounds.
This wine-region was the first to establish the regulation of the production of wines belonging to the "Protected Origin" category, bound by strict individual terms, with the approval of the Wine Community, which was announced by the Minister of Agriculture and Regional Development with Decree number 130/2003. (XII.31.). Thus Debrői Hárslevelű , Egri Bikavér and Egri Bikavér Superior , specified in the decree, can be produced and marketed only if the strict grape production and wine-making conditions are abided by.
Wines of protected origin
The basic materials necessary for the production of this wine can only be produced from gapes produced in the Debrő district, according to the specification of the regulation, to which wine made of white grapes can be added in 14% which also satisfies the quality requirements of the basic wine. The earliest the new wine can be marketed is the first day of February of the year following the harvest.
The colour of the wine is golden yellow; in its fragrance and flavour, the linden flower and linden honey features, characteristic of the type, dominate. The magic of this wine is hidden in its richness of aroma and harmony of ingredients.
We recommend that it be consumed with dishes made from young poultry and light desserts, at the right temperature (14 °C degrees)
According to several surveys, Egri Bikavér is one of the best-known Hungarian red wines both domestically and abroad. By all means, of the wines produced under the same name, the most quantity is sold of this wine, between 75-85 thousand hectolitres every year.
The basic materials necessary for the production of the wine can be produced only from wines made from blue grapes produced in the Eger district of the wine region, as well as originating from the areas of the Verpelét Wine Community specified in the Rules and Regulations, meeting the specifications listed in the regulations, with the proportionate joining of three types of wine. The melded wine is to be mellowed in oak barrels, and can be marketed only after the first day of November of the year following the harvest.
It is a noble drink with a ruby red colour, spicy fragrance and aroma. Depending on its blending, a wide spectrum of fruits can be detected in the dry wine of round acids but still showing masculinity, with a mellow flavour complex and velvety harmony. We recommend that it be consumed at the right temperature (15-17°C degrees), with Hungarian-style and spicy game dishes.
Egri Bikavér Superior
The raw materials necessary for the production of this wine can be produced only in the Eger district of the wine region, within that only in blue grape plantations with grape cadastre over 300 points, by abiding by the minimum must level (18-20 M/M) and maximum production quantity (80 q/ha) described in the rules and regulations. The wine, which is to be produced through the proportionate blending of at least four kinds, is to be mellowed in oak barrels and is to be bottled after the first day of November of the year following the harvest, following preliminary classification. After mellowing in bottles for six months, and following yet another classification, the wine can be marketed.
The vitality of this wine can already be guessed from its colour. In its warm, spicy fragrance, the different fruits are mixed, with is completed by a harmony nice in flavours, fine structure and round tannins, with a long and playful subsiding.
We recommend also that this wine be consumed with Hungarian-style and spicy game dishes but it is in fact grilled dishes made of game that bring out the values hidden in this wine. We recommend that it be consumed chilled at 15-17°C degrees.
The characteristic quality wines of the wine region
White wine with a very pleasant fragrance reminding us of grape flowers, with a rich aroma, a bit mild but fiery but still very nice.
We recommend that it be consumed chilled at 10-12 °C degrees, with light starters, dishes made from white meat and fish dishes.
Semisweet white wine carrying the fragrance and aroma of fresh muscat grapes.
We recommend that it be consumed at 10-12 C °C degrees, with poultry dishes made with fruits, and light desserts.
White wine with a youthful aroma, marked acids and bitter aftertaste.
We recommend that it be consumed chilled to 10-12 °C degrees, by itself, as an aperitif, but also with dishes made from white meat.
White wine of youthful, fresh reductive and fruity fragrance and aroma reminding us of birthwort.
More recently, we can find its version fermented and mellowed in barrique, the fullness of which poses a new colour on the palette of wines.
We recommend that it be consumed well-chilled, with dishes made from poultry and white meat, as well as fish dishes.
Red wine of bright red colour, with discrete fruit fragrance, in case of the more mellowed versions, with the fragrance and aroma harmony of tannins.
We recommend that it be consumed chilled at 14-16 °C degrees, with dishes made with red wine, and paprika chicken.
Egri Cabernet Franc
Full, spicy dry red wine with a deep ruby colour, also carrying the fineness of tannins, with a fruity aroma and fine, rich structure.
We recommend that it be consumed chilled at 15-17 °C degrees, with roasts, game dishes, stews and cheeses.
Egri Cabernet Sauvignon
Dry red wine of deep ruby colour, intensive fruit fragrances and type character (black currant and paprika), fine tannin composition, and long-lasting flavours and rich aroma.
In the case of wines mellowed in barrique barrels, their richness in aroma is completed by an aroma reminding us of coconut and chocolate.
We recommend that it be consumed chilled at 15-17 °C degrees, with beef roasts, game dishes and certain aromatic cheeses.
Wine with a deep, intensive ruby red colour. In its fragrance, it reminds us mostly of ripe and pruned red fruits, it is mostly the dizziness of raspberries and rum sour cherries that can be felt. Its dynamic flavours and extracted sweetness is balanced with the rich tannin character.
Its flavours and necessary softness are tempting, thus it is deservedly one of the favourite wines of women.
We recommend that it be consumed chilled at 16-18 °C degrees, with roasts, spicy dishes and dishes made with mushrooms, and stews.
Eger Rosé wines
Recently, the production of rosé wines, made with the quick processing of different types of blue grapes, has come to the forefront in this wine region as well. The product created thus is a fresh, fruity flavoured and fragranced, fashionable wine with an elegant colour. The wine made from one type or with the blending of several types is light, youthful, happy and flavourful. It might be the favourite of ladies.
We recommend that it be consumed chilled at 8-10 °C degrees, with salads, starters, white, poultry meat but as aperitif as well.
Eger Cuvée wines
The production of cuvée wines, made with the blending of several kinds of wines of different proportions, is also popular in the wine region. The blending makes it possible for the wine-maskers to utilise the favourable features of the basic wines in a particular wine. When tasting wines made thus, we can discover a world of fragrance, flavour and aroma in the wine that we can taste in single-type wines only in good years.
We recommend that it be consumed chilled at 15-17 °C degrees, with dishes made with wine, game dishes and Hungarian-style dishes.