One hundred years ago, Hungary was one of the most important wine producers in Europe. Every royal court in Europe clinked glasses filled with precious gold Tokaji (“toe-kye”) wine, while other lush Hungarian whites and reds were lauded and enjoyed throughout Europe. So why do we not see more Hungarian wine today? The aggressive assault of phylloxera in the 1880s, two world wars, and forty years of communist collectivisation and we begin to get our answer. Fortunately, Hungary is bouncing back. Countless small estates, replanted and cultivated across the country are turning out beautiful wines, a result of traditional winemaking culture mixed with a modern sensitivity. With 22 wine regions growing hundreds of varietals, the country offers a multitude of great wines to explore.
These days, there is a great feeling of optimism in Eger, one of the top wine regions in the North-East of Hungary. Although Eger is best known and famous for its red blend wine, Egri Bikavér (Bull’s Blood), the region has more to offer to committed oenophiles and wine enthusiasts. To express the Hungarian terroir, Gál Tibor, a family run winery stretching over 40 hectares in the Eger region, created Fuzio. Ablend of Viognier, Rhine Riesling and Traminer white grapes lightly crushed and then aged in brand new and 2-year old oak barrels for 15 months to develop an unmistakeable full-bodied white blend.
If you are looking for a distinctive oaked white wine this stunning blend will not disappoint you. This complex Gál Tibor Fuzio dry white, beautiful pale golden colour with slightly greenish shades, offers intense floral, fruity and vanilla notes. On the nose, pronounced great aromas of delicate spring flowers such as violets, rose and jasmine, green citrus, mandarin, nectarines and a hint of petrol, all aromas that invite the senses to awaken. On the palate, a complex long rounded finish, with a hint of sweet spices, vanilla and honey from the ageing process delivers a fantastic experience.
Gál Tibor Fuzio is best served at room temperature or slightly chilled. Leave it to breath to allow the aromas to develop and pair with fish, seafood, sushi or spicy Thai food. One meal sorted!
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Blog posted by Laura