Gold medallist Hungarian wines

Hungarian wineries won 11 gold medals at the annual Wine Challenge in Bordeaux, France. This event is said to be the largest wine competition in the world. Congratulations! Applause!

Hungary has always had a good position in wine contests. Wine-lovers usually know of the Hungarian wines, and the aszú type from Tokai has enjoyed international fame since kings and queens ordered it in the 19th century.

But the white (blanc) and red (rouge) wines of Hungary also represent excellent quality and can claim international reputations. What proves this more than the annual awards they won at the 2013 Challenge International du Vin. Hungarian wineries won 11 gold, 12 silver, and 17 bronze medals this year.

Each spring, more than 5,000 wines from 38 countries are tasted over two days in Bordeaux, France, by some 800 wine professionals and expert wine-loving consumers. The Challenge International du Vin is the longest-running major international wine competition in  the world.

Now let's see the list of Hungarian gold medallist wines:

Fekete Cabernet Sauvignon Selection 2009 (Rouge), Szekszárd

Wekler Cabernet Franc 2008 (Rouge), Szekszárd

Wekler Merlot 2008 (Rouge), Szekszárd

Kovilla Selection 2009 (Rouge), Villány-Siklós

Kovacs Nimrod Winery Pinot Gris 2011 (Rouge), Eger

Kovacs Nimrod Winery Rhapsody 2007 (Rouge), Eger

Vincze Bela Arcanum Cabernet Franc 2009 (Rouge), Eger

Grof Buttler 2011 (Blanc), Eger

Beres Tokaji Aszu 5 Puttonyos 2007 (VDN/VDL Blanc), Tokaj-Hegyalja

Fritz Cabernet Franc 2009 (Rouge), Szekszárd

Tokaji Aszueszencia 2006 (Blanc Doux), Tokaj-Hegyalja

For the silver and bronze medallist Hungarian wines please visit the contest's official website:

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