Nature’s Helping Hand...
Although lacking in many natural resources, Hungary is abundant in fertile free-draining soils, particularly those of volcanic origin and these are famously favourable for wine-grapes. Hungary’s indigenous grapes is another of her great resources, adapted over centuries offering the entire spectrum of wine ‘flavours’.
Even more important is Hungary’s latitude, lying between the same parallels as Paris and Lyon, it provides the slow ripening conditions, allied with long warm summers that give fruit it’s maximum flavour and aroma. It’s climate is different from France in having a continental climate; the summers can be relied upon for the heat that in norther France arrives generally only in four years out of ten. With less cloud cover and less autumn rain, Hungary combines the qualities of a northern, almost marginal climate with warm summers and provides exceptional opportunities for wonderful wines.