Hungarian white wines

Le Bouchon Vinothek has the largest range of Hungarian white wines in Switzerland. In Hungary, about 2/3 of the production areas grow white grapes. Hungary's white wine offer is characterized by two major styles. The first group is the world of Hungarian white wines with fresh acidity, light, fruity aromas and flavors. It is characterized by fragrant, aroma-rich varieties such as Sauvignon blanc, Irsai Oliver, Cserszeg Fűszeres, Királyleányka and Muscat grape varieties. Their aroma will be determined by the strong, grape notes, lively, vibrant wines. Their main production sites are Lake Balaton, Mátra, Bükk, Etyek-Buda or Pannonhalma. The other type of dry Hungarian white wines are matured in wooden barrels. During barrel maturation, many warmer, less lively characters are added to their tastes. Here you can feel the aroma of ripe apples, pears, peaches, sweet watermelons or just stone fruits. These Hungarian white wines are mainly made from Furmint, Linden Leaf, Italian Riesling, Juhfark, Kéknyelű or Chardonnay. They can be matured for a long time, especially from the vineyards of volcanic soil, like Badacsony, Nagy-Somló, Eger and Tokaj. In the 18th and 19th centuries, Tokaj wine was considered the finest wine in the world. Tokaj wine was called the "King of Wines and Wine of Kings" because its high quality was drunk in all the royal houses of Europe. Tokaji is now celebrating his comeback, which is perfectly illustrated by the fact that the most expensive wine in the world in 2019 was once again a Tokaji Aszu Essence: 40,000 Sfr a bottle.