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Hungary, Romainia & Turkey

Prior to the re-introduction of democracy in the 1990s, the Hungarian wine industry was moribund.  The state wineries and vineyards were in a dreadful state and many were being sold off.  However, with foreign investment, the industry has been transformed and given a new lease of life.  As a result, Hungary is gaining a reputation for producing characterful white wines.  I believe it can only get better.

Vines have been grown in Romania since Roman times.  Umbrele and Calusari are based around Banat in Western Romainia, this area is on the same latitude as France, although this area has a more continental climate, which does make harvesting less precarious.  Post communist rule and a lot of investment has resulted in quality wines being produced at affordable prices.

I must confess I know little of the wines of Turkey.  However having tasted this 2010 Vouria from Uria Sarapcilik I felt we should give it a go!  This is a wine for wine lovers who have a sense of adventure! 


Wines from Hungary, Romainia & Turkey


Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon, Priest's Hill, Mleegen Estate

Great with pasta with meat sauces. Red meat casseroles.

Colour: Red
Variety: Merlot
Style: Light, Fruity Red Wines
Origin: Hungary, Romainia & Turkey
Vintage: 2011
Bottle Size: 75cl

7.02

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Calusari Pinot Noir, Banat

Colour: Red
Variety: Pinot Noir
Style: Light, Fruity Red Wines
Origin: Hungary, Romainia & Turkey
Vintage: 2012
Bottle Size: 75cl

7.86

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Umbrele Chardonnay, Banat, Romania

Colour: White
Variety: Chardonnay
Style: Crisp, Fresh, Dry White Wines
Origin: Hungary, Romainia & Turkey
Vintage: 2012
Bottle Size: 75cl

7.86

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Vouria, Uria Sarapcilik

Very apprachable and will go really well with red meat dishes. Made from a blend of 42% Merlot, 28% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Bogazkere and 8% Syrah.

Colour: Red
Variety: Red Blend
Style: Full Bodied Red Wines
Origin: Hungary, Romainia & Turkey
Vintage: 2010
Bottle Size: 75cl

14.40

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