Légli Ottó

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Légli Ottó

The Légli Vineyard was founded in 1989 by Ottó Légli, based on a parental heritage of 0.5 ha. The family estate now has 33 hectares of vineyards. Typically, the Légli dunes are situated at altitudes of 160-250 meters above the sea level in Balatonboglár, Szőlősgyörök, Gyugy. The varied surface, protected on warm hillsides, high lime and clay loess soils, mature, juicy, harmonious wines. Our goal is to have our wines express the fullest harmony of natural values such as fruit delicacies, acids, purity and conscious, responsible human work. Our main varieties are Olaszrizling, Riesling Riesling, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Furmint.


One of the most beautiful landscapes in Hungary is the wine-growing region of South Balaton, where the Celts and Romans cultivated vines and made wine. The Somogy county was given its coat of arms in 1498 by King Vladislav II. In the center of the coat of arms you can see an arm with a grape. The helmeted arm represents the numerous battles and victories over the enemies. The left hand, which raises the vine branches, (in the right hand one should imagine the weapon) represents the fertility of the earth and the richness of vines and wine. According to the deed of donation, there is so much wine in this county that it thereby among the richest counties of the country counts.

After one and a half centuries of Ottoman rule, the newly recovering wineries were destroyed by phylloxera. Only after the epidemic did the winegrowing on the former Festetics estate and on the acreage of the Benedictine abbey of Tihany revive again. The proximity of Lake Balaton also has a favorable effect on the balanced climate, as the shallow water on the south bank quickly becomes warm, thus creating an optimal microclimate. These are excellent conditions for the production of light, harmonious muscat wines and cults and other white wines. There are also white varieties, which are suitable for the production of the now quite popular light, elegant, fruity-smelling wines and sparkling wines.

In the case of red wines, the winegrowing area is more suitable for the production of wines with fruity notes and aromas typical of Burgundy. Cultivated red grape varieties: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Blaufränkisch. The red wines are also characterized by their beautiful acids and scents, less by astringency or body.