Tóth Ferenc Winery
Tóth Ferenc Winery can be bravely called family winery, as through generations, old and young members of the winemaker family work every day obsessed to bring forward the good reputation of the winery and the wines of Eger. From enologist Tóth Ferenc, in Eger, all kinds of things come to our mind: fanatic enologist, the ambassador of kadarka grape, monger of the wine called “Várvédő” – the protector of Eger Castle- and the owner of many dignified awards and prizes. In recognition of his work, he was elected in 2013 “Winemaker of the Year in Eger 2012”. He has been married his wife for 50 years who gives strength and help for the everyday life. They set out their journey to the world of grape and wine together and built up the family estate. Their daughter, Katalin, actively joins the life of the estate. Her areas are sales, wine tourism and marketing. Family Tóth believes, one day the key of the cellar will be given to one of their grandchildren.
Viticulture and wine making in Eger Wine Region
Viticulture and wine making in Eger Wine Region possesses centuries – old and deep – rooted tradition. Currently, the winery has a vineyard of 25 hectares, all along the best production sites of the wine region: Vineyards Áfrika, Almagyar, and Marinka, as well as the Síkhegy, Galagonyás, and Tihamér vineyards. Our winery is characterized by a wide range of grape varieties: egri leányka, királyleányka, kékfrankos, kadarka, pinot noir, cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon and merlot.
Wine production in Eger
Our most important wine making aim is to keep the traditional “Egri” taste by using the most modern technologies alloyed with traditional wine making. Grape processing is made by traditional and reductive technologies. Most of our white wines are made by controlled fermentation in stainless steel tanks. Our red wines are racked after maceration and aged in oak barrels for 1,5 – 2 years. Only at least 6 months bottle aging start selling our red wines.
The new cellar
In 2006 the family decided to place the operation of the winery into another dimension after the basis of frank, hard however “ industrialist charactered” work of decades without compromise. Decision was followed by the action and we started to enlarge our winery in Kistályai street. 4 new cellar tunnels got carved into rhyolite tuff, each 50 m long, to set up a unique cellar system for aging and storing wines. This is more than 5 cellar tunnels: a 1100 m2 miracle in the inside of the hill. What makes it real unique is the aesthetical experience: Inside the tunnel there are no built domes, no covering floor, just the tunnels and the weight of the hill. Wines are made more demanding, high standards thanks to the complete technical renewal. The work of Tóth Ferenc and his team is supported by new barrels, stainless steel tanks and the most modern tools.
Egri Leányka Superior 2016
Golden colour wine moving fresh and young in the glass. Late harvest characteristic on the nose; quince, dried apricot, peeled apple and dates. Its very exciting character shows off on the palate as well. Same fruits as on the nose however the dominant acids overwrite the sweetish taste. However, at the background we feel the gentle stroking of alcohol sweetness complemented by vanilla flavour in the aftertaste. Very long finish.
Lilac colour with powerful sour cherry and raspberry nose. Substantial, medium bodied red wine with nice fruits. Good structure, relatively long aftertaste. Both in aroma and taste a harmonious and rounded wine.
Medium intense ruby colour, sour cherry in the nose followed by the sweetish, cake aromas of barrel aging. Fruit syrup and jam taste on the palate. In the finish a bit of tartness complemented by sweet spices. Compared to previous Kadarka wines of the winery, this one is easier to understand however easy to fall in love with it. (CsokiLaBor)
Egri Bikavér Superior 2015
A Superior category Bikavér, a blend of the selection of the best base wines of the winery. Kékfrankos base, the three Bordeaux variety, Pinot Noir and Kadarka got the place in this blend. Deep coloured extremely rich, multi layered Bikavér style. Nice, well riped fruit resulted intense violet and plum aromas on the nose combined with spicy sour and sweet cherry notes. Serious structured rounded wine with long finish and great potential.