Aromatic, rich and vivacious new blend crafted from indigenous Hungarian grape varieties. Opulent nose with distinct notes of pear, peach and gooseberry complemented by white floral aromas, vanilla and a hint of green herbs. Oak-fermentation and lees-ageing contribute buttery, toasty flavours. The characteristics of the terroir are echoed in notes of ripe fruits and vanilla on the palate, with an intense mineral finish. A complex and balanced structure, this is a sophisticated and velvety wine.

Egri Csillag is a recent innovation from the Eger wine region in northern Hungary. The first samples were made in 2010, in an attempt to present the market with a white sister wine to the famed red blend, Egri Bikavér (Bull's Blood). Blended from an array of indigenous and international grape varieties, Egri Csillag gives winemakers a free hand to create their own idea of a youthful, refreshing and easy-drinking white.

Food Pairing

Beyond the obvious choices of fish and seafood, you may want to try pairing this wine with spicy Asian dishes or rich, creamy vegetable casseroles. Washed-rind cheese such as Appenzeller, Epoisses and Limburger will also be a great match. 

Serving temperature: 13-15°C

Grape varieties: Szürkebarát (Pinot gris) 30%, Olaszrizling 25%, Hárslevelű 25%, Furmint 14%, Sauvignon blanc 6%

Soil type: Brown forest soil

Fermentation: Oak barrel

Ageing: 6 months stainless steel - oak barrel 60 - 40%

Alcohol content: 14.0%                   

Bottle size: 0.75l

Special feature: Vegan

St. Andrea Winery, Eger - Protected Designation of Origin (PDO)

The philosophy of the family-owned, multi-award-winning St. Andrea winery is to create expressive wines of character by combining a traditional approach with modern winemaking methods. Their main focus is on indigenous varieties while paying the utmost attention to the uniqueness of individual terroirs and vineyards. By putting their heart and soul into crafting each bottle, the father-and-son team at St. Andrea is providing you with wines of outstanding quality that reflect the great potential of the Eger region.

Trout Fillet with Potato Salad

Delicious and flaky trout fillets full of Omega-3, served with a healthy potato salad bursting with flavour from a dressing of tarragon mustard and cold pressed oils. The whole meal is ready in less than 30 minutes, perfect if you find yourself short of time but still looking for a wholesome dinner idea.

Stir-Fry with Chili Oil

This simple recipe makes for a quick wholesome dinner, ideal for coeliacs and lovers of oriental flavours. Just make sure that you keep an eye out for fridge raiders if you decide to take the leftovers into the office the next day.

ST. ANDREA Egri Csillag Grand Superior 'Boldogságos' 2019