Hungarian Wine: Szekszárd

Hungary remains one of the last European wine producing countries yet to be fully appreciated. "The best-kept secret of the old wine world"

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With 22 wine regions, growing hundreds of varietals, Hungary offers a multitude of great wines to explore. 

Look south to Szekszárd for some of Hungary’s most elegant and spicy red wines. The region is one of the strongholds of Kékfrankos and Kadarka. Along with Eger, it is also the only place in the country that may use the name Bikavér (Bull’s Blood) to describe its full-bodied red blends.

The Szekszárd wine region in Hungary, is in the southeastern corner of Tolna County, and is part of the Pannon wine region. It stretches over the Szekszárd Hills and the northeastern fringes of the Geresdi Hills. It also lies between the Mecsek Hills to the west and the great river Danube and its floodplain to the east.

The region is characterized by rolling hills, and is crisscrossed by erosional valleys, thus creating a range of distinct microclimates.

the soil is thick and full of nutrients, being deposited over centuries by wind blown dust across the Carpathian basin

The best wines are grown on south and southeast-facing slopes. Szekszárd has many named historic vineyards among its 2,187 hectares of planted vineyards.

A couple of hours from Budapest, the Szekszárd wine region has always been a place to visit for us from the city.

The region is dominated by red varieties such as Kékfrankos and Kadarka,

The Bodri Vineyard has over 30 hectares of award winning Kékfrankos and Kadarka,

the wines have won numerous national and international competitions. including

Gold Medal at the National Wine Contest

Gold Medal at the VinAgora International Wine Competition

The best red wine (champion) at the MUN-DUS

Gold at the Hungarian National Wine Contest.

best red wine (champion). by Modre Frankinje

Szekszárd’s wines are generally full bodied yet elegant, with plenty of lively acidity.

 The Bodri, Red Cuvee - 2018
Light red blend has a ripe sour cherry aroma and a fruity, velvety flavour.

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