A special set from the celebrated St Andrea Winery, this gift selection contains an superior Bull's Bloods red wine, as well as its white wine equivalent Egri Csillag (Star of Eger).
ST. ANDREA Egri Bikavér Superior “Bull” 2018
What more could you ask for from a Bull's Blood. The nose is complex and deep. Red cherry, red berries and black fruits complement oak, chocolate and sweet smoked spice. A medium body with elegant minerality is indicative of the volcanic, cool climate Eger terroir. Soft, ripe tannins and a fine acidity set this wine up perfectly for food pairing and ageing, if you can wait.
An ideal wine for steaks and grills. Try with a rich mushroom dish, goulash soup, beef stew or lecso.
Soil type:Brown forest soil with clay, rhyolite tuff in the deep layers
Fermentation:In stainless steel tank
Ageing: 13 months in oak barrel
Alcohol content: 14.5%
Bottle size: 0.75l
ST. ANDREA Egri Csillag “Star” 2020
The nose on this Egri cuvée boasts orchard fruit, citrus, honey and delectable mineral notes. The palate continues with pear, apple, peach and the addition of grapefruit. Medium bodied with fine acidity, culminating in a strong mineral finish.
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.
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 Linburger will also be a great match.
Soil type: Brown forest soil with clay, rhyolite tuff in the deep layers
Fermentation:Controlled in stainless steel tank
Ageing: 4 months in stainless steel tank
Alcohol content: 12.5%
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.
Goulash (Gulyas) is the most famous Hungarian dish in the world and one of the country's national dishes. This is a very traditional beef goulash recipe made with simple ingredients like meat, peppers and root vegetables elevated to perfection by the use of Hungary’s most famous spice: paprika.
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.