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Hungary’s terroir—composed of multiple microclimates, each providing a distinct yet ideal winemaking environment- had made it a wine epicentre. After the Magyar invasion of Hungary in 896, what would later become the much lauded vineyards of Tokaj were awarded to the followers of Árpád, the leader of the dynasty that would rule the Kingdom of Hungary until 1301. By the 17th century, these vineyards would become some of the most valuable on the planet, enough so to merit the world’s first vineyard classification system, introduced in 1700. Hungary’s wine industry flourished—and even gave way to myths and legends.
The country is located between the 46th and 49th parallel which is actually the same latitude range as many of France’s top wine regions from Northern Rhône to Champagne. Hungary’s rolling hills are rich in volcanic soils and limestone–idyllic soil types for fine winemaking. Hungarian wine is probably more than you expected, with wine regions and local styles that are as alluring as they are diverse. Yet all the wines reflect something of their shared history. The fresh wines of Eger, the golden delights of Tokaj, the lush reds of Villány, and the ashy whites of Somló: they are bold, spicy, authentic and persistent. They are under-hyped, but are begging to become the next stars of the wine world. Opening a bottle of Hungarian wine is like uncovering a great historical secret. Luckily the secret is out, and the history is just beginning.
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