Our Wines

Our Wines

White wines rich in fragrances and acids are typical of the Ászár wine region. These include Chardonnay, Olaszrizling, Ezerjó, Rizlingszilváni, Green Veltelini, Irsai Olivér, Cserszegi Fűszeres, Tramini and Muscat Ottonel, but lately Sauvignon Blanc, Rhine Rizling and Leányka started to spread too.

In recent years, the cultivation of red wine grapes has been reviving. These include Kékfrankos, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir and Merlot, but with a few exceptions they are primarily used as a base for rosé wines.

The wine selection of our winery also follow these traditional, regional trends.

ezerjó
Ezerjó is a historical Hungarian grape variety. Wine from Ezerjó is rich in alcohol, hard, non-fragrant, with slightly palatable taste, strongly acidic, greenish-white in colour. It is good on its own and also as a blend, but is also good as a base for sparkling wine due to its strong acids. After several years of maturation, its acids turn round very nicely and form a nice taste harmony. Ezerjó is also suitable for barrel maturation.
rizlingszilváni

Rizlingszilváni (or Müller-Thurgau) is not only one of the most popular wines of our winery, but it is also one of the main varieties of the Ászár wine region. It’s a hybrid grape variety of Swiss origin, known in many countries as Müller Thurgau. An early ripening, rich white wine grape, that produces a light, fragrant, fast developing wine, with medium sugar level, low acidity and very harmonious flavour.

szürkebarát

Szürkebarát, also known as Pinot Gris or Pino Grigio, is the main variety and the flagship wine of the Ászár wine region. It originates from France and is a member of the Pinot family (direct relative of Pinot Blanc and Pinot Noir). Medium-ripened (end of September, early October), medium-bodied white wine grape variety. Szürkebarát is full of delicious acids, perfume-like scents, walnut, smoky, spicy, and sometimes honey-like taste, whether it is a dry, a sweet or, in a even super-sweet (noble-rot) version.

SZÜRKEBARÁT​ PREMIUM

Szürkebarát (or Pinot Gris) is a very good grape breed for late harvesting if the autumn is long and dry enough. 2018 was one of those, so we were able to harvest well-matured grape.

The alcohol content of this matured wine is over 13% vol, which makes it ideal for aging. Which we did, putting in away for 3 months into brand new oak barrels. The barreled aging gives an additional nice fragrances and aroma notes to this wine.

cserszegi fűszeres

Cserszegi fűszeres is a Hungarian grape variety, which was created by Károly Bakonyi from the Irsai Oliver and Red Tramini (Roter Traminer) grape varieties in Cserszegtomaj near Keszthely in 1960. The word fűszeres means spicy. The grape variety has a high yield with high sugar content. It is less sensitive to cold (initially it was intended for the northern part of the country), but may suffer from drought. It ripens early and is picked in the second half of September. Wine made from it is usually dry or off dry, with harmonious acids, a distinctive aroma, a spicy taste and a Muscat-like scent.

cserszegi fűszeres (SEMI SWEET)

Due to a late harvest of this Cserszegi Fuszeres, we ended up with a dessert wine with 26 grams of residual sugar and a strong muscatel scent. The distinctive scent of this grape variety is evident straight after opening. The muscatel scent of the wine, its spicy aroma, its harmonic acidity and its long finish makes this a very pleasant wine for anyone.

Chardonnay

Chardonnay is a hard character wine but with a delicate acidity and a full-bodied taste. The excellent Aszar (Neszmely region) micro-climate and the production area creates its excellent quality and special composition.

Thanks to reductive technology, it’s a fresh tasting wine which nicely retains its primary fragrances.

Rozé cuvé

This delicious rosé wine (made from Cabernet Sauvignon) has a pleasant scents of red berries and raspberries with a hint of red pepper and the fullness of blue grapes. Thanks to the reductive process, freshness is well preserved and can be enhanced by early bottling. The locally produced blue grapes, due to their relatively high acidity, provide an excellent rosé ingredient that we harvested and made into this excellent batch.

olaszrizling
Our Olaszrizling (also known as Welschriesling) is made from grapes harvested in mid-October. As a result the wine fully bodied with an intense aroma. The almond scents and aromas – which characterize this variety – can be found in abundance in this wine. Due to the well-ripened grapes, the alcohol content of the vine also comes into prominence.
RiSza cuvée
Our latest wine blending got its name from an interesting pun. The wine is made from two varieties blended in a proportion of 50-50%, and since the ingredients are Rizlingszilváni (RI) and Sauvignon Blanc (SZA). The two varieties are pretty close to each other in terms of fragrance and taste harmony, so blending the together only reinforces these qualities. Due to its semi-dry nature, it is popular on warm summer days, even as an ingredient for “froccs” (spitzer).
Sparkling wine

Our first sparkling wine is made from Rizlingszilváni (or Müller-Thurgau). Since it’s known to be a fast-growing, maturing wine, we thought to take the advantages of the primary fragrances and higher content and boost it up with the added carbon dioxide. This way we get an exciting Frizzante type wine, which we highly recommend for holidays or to just lighten up a boring, gray everyday.