10 great Christmas wine gifts

 

Hungarian pleasures ready to deliver

An exclusive bottle of iconic Attila Cuvée? A pack of single vineyard Rhine Rieslings? A marvellous sparkling wine made of Furmint or a whole package full of delicious marzipan bonbon and other things besides a matching wine? The prices below are retail prices, for ex cellar prices see our Great Hungarian Wines menu fact sheets. Mail order cost is not included. If you need help with translation or contacts, do not hesitate to write to us!

  • Sabar Rhine Riesling, 2016, Badacsony – an amazing new release

An absolutely new release wine from volcanic Badacsony region, from Hegyvölgy single vineyard. It has just been arrived, but several wine writers have already been enchanted by the wine, it seems to be a real hit this winter. „Complex aromas with notes of Mediterranean citrus (grapefruit, orange, lime) with a hint of peach and rosemary. Beautiful balance of lively acids and residual sugar. Vibration, power and energy. Engaging wine with great potential.”

Retail price: 8.8 euros, discount in case of buying 6 bottles.
http://sabar.hu/shop.html

Béres Family estate can boast with loads of precious awards. One of the latest appreciations is the Best White Blend by Flavor wine magazine: ’Naparany 2015’ was the only wine to gain 5 stars! Naparany means Gold of the Sun – that’s what you need in winter! „The acidity and minerality of Furmint, the fruitiness of Hárslevelű and the short oak aging adds up in a harmonious, refined, rounded wine.”
The 2013 vintage is now available with 20% discount, retail price 7.6 euros.

http://www.beresbor.hu/akciok.html

  • Vulcanus, Szászi Cellar, 2015, Badacsony – an absolutely „volcanic” new release

Absolutely adore this wine. Szászi Birtok continues to bring surprises. This is made from a grape called Vulcanus. Grown exclusively in the Badacsony wine region (in the Lake Balaton area), it is a cross between Szürkebarát (Pinot Gris) and Budai Zöld. It reminds me of a lightly macerated Rebula/Ribolla Gialla because of its ‘fishy/prawny’ aroma, tannic finish, slightly oily mouthfeel, and orange flavor profile” says blogger of Exotic Wine Travel. The exciting wine of indigenous – and very rare – variety comes from the stunning organic estate of Endre Szászi.
Retail price: 14.3 euros.
http://szaszipince.hu/webshop/badacsonyi-vulcanus-2015

  • Vylyan Culinary Christmas pack with Pillangó single vineyard, 2011, Villány

A lovely present in elegant package: two beautiful wine glasses, a box of hand made, special quality marzipan chocolate by Szamos manufacture, “verjus” and “must honey” by Vylyan, and on top of these a bottle of Pillangó! Pillangó (‘Butterfly’ is the name of Vylyan’s oldest Merlot vineyard. The wine shows the elegant face of Merlot with dried sour cherry, cranberry, plum and blackberry, and a hint of cocoa and mint.

Retail price of the package: 64 euros
https://www.vylyan.hu

  • Olaszrizling, Babarczi Winery, Pannonhalma, 2017 – refreshment for the busy holiday

A lovely, crispy, juicy white wine that goes well with fish dishes, but you can enjoy it with all the Christmas preparations! The family winery creates lovely, clean white wines, which will show the most elegant face of the given variety, so does this Olaszrizling, but we can recommend their Kékfrankos rosé as well, also from 2017 – freshness, cleanness, love of life.

Retail price: 5 euros
Order here: torokkrisztina@babarczipince.hu

You can buy great aszú wines at Patricius, but their multi award winning Katinka late harvest is also a great choice! The characteristic varietal notes of Furmint and Yellow Muscat form the foundation of this wine, braced by minerality and zippy acidity for great balance and topped off with an incredibly long finish and creaminess.”

Retail price: 9.6 euros
http://patricius.hu/hu/borok-webshop/kesoi-szuret

  • 777 Pinot Noir, Kovács Nimród Winery, 2013, Eger – 777, a heavenly number

Piont Noir from Hungary? Why not? Especially if it is more than marvelous! “Its flavor and bouquet of ripe cherry, blackcurrant, raspberry, licorice dominate, sometimes in leather and tobacco slight breeze. Moderate tannins, big body. The long aging in oak barrels the wine is velvety and round off that preserves the properties of the bottle for many years. The Dijon clones 777 is a real character with big fruitiness.” By the way, this wine won gold medal at Concours Mondial de Brussels!

Retail price: 14,5 euros
http://kovacsnimrodwinery.com/wines/monopole-wines/monopole-777-pinot-noir-2013/

  • Sauska Extra Brut Vintage 2012, Tokaj – sparks from Tokaj

Christmas without méthode traditionelle sparkling wine? Is it possible? We guess it isn’t. Find the gorgeous bubbles from Hungary made of Furmint and a touch of Hárslevelű! Sauska’s new release is here: “The upcoming holiday season makes us think more and more about the menu and the wines on the table, right? Our suggestion is the Sauska Vintage 2012 Extra Brut- now available! It is bright gold, with dried apricot, dates and caramel aromas, tobacco and black tea in the mouth. Awesome salty minerality and intense bubbles. Do we need anything else?”

Retail price: 31,7 euros
https://www.bortarsasag.hu/en/champagne/hungary/tokaj-hegyalja/sauska_pezsgo_extra_brut_vintage_2012

  • Attila Cuvée, Gere Attila, 2009 Villány – in exclusive package

Top wine made by Villány icon Attila Gere now arrives with two wine glasses and a branded cork screw. The wine is a barrel selection made in very limited quantity. The “grand vin” of Villány reflecting the terroir. Complex, layered, concentrated and has a long ageing potential, amazing wine, ideal present to the most beloved person.

Retail price of Attila package: 91 euros
Order: marketing@gere.hu

  • Nagy-Eged Bikavér, Gróf Buttler, 2011

Nagy-Eged mountain is a unique terroir, it gives unforgettable wines, this Bikavér is surely one of them, made of Cabernet Franc, Kadarka, Cabernet Sauvihnon and Pinot Noir. Gorgeous aroma of intense fruits, red and black berries, elegant minerality of the terroir and manifold spices that make this wine unforgettable! The palate is complex, concentrated, with breezy acids and ripe tannins. Extremely long, rich, fruity finish. Great material at its best! Growing wine with an extraordinary potential!”

Retail price: 22 euros
Order:Info@grofbuttler.hu

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