St. Andrea / Lőrincz György

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St. Andrea

"Producing red and white wines from the same area is a particularly challenging task. We would like to create terroir-specific character wines based on traditions and, at the same time, follow the requirements of today’s quality winemaking. Old varieties, like Olaszrizling, Hárslevelű, Furmint, Kadarka and Kékfrankos take priority here. We seek to know more about our terroirs and parcels, to improve our cultivation and also to adjust the steps of our winemaking according to the different varieties. ... and put our heart and soul into understand the essence of our earthly mission." György Lőrincz

Eger

Eger wine region is located in the north-east of Hungary, at the foot of the Bükk mountains. It is an area of unique possibilities, where the cultivation of both red and white grapes has been widespread.

The climate of this wine region is rather cool, and it is duly represented in the wines’ character, namely in their exciting acidity, rich aromas, not overpoweringly present tannins and their elegance. None of these would be realized if Eger did not have a soil so fundamentally rich in character. It is complex and varied.

Here the lower layer rhyolite tuff of volcanic origin dominates, and is covered by hard, deep brown soil rich in clay. Moreover, composition of the soil in the slopes and vineyards is breathtakingly colourful and unique, where lime, slate, zeolite, marl and sandstone, or a combination of these can be found, giving the wine a strong character.