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.
Serving temperature: 12°C
Grape varieties: Olaszrizling, Zengő, Hárslevelű, Viognier, Rajnai rizling, Pinot blanc, Chardonnay, Sauvignon blanc, Muscat Ottonel, Leányka
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.
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.
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.