The list of wineries that have won the Hungarian Wine Grand Prix has been announced. Here we will present you with the best red and white wines of 2022.
White wine category
The title of the best white wine went to the 2019 Septimus Rajnai Riesling from Cseri Winery in Pannonhalma. “In 2022, the Hungarian Wine Writers’ Circle evaluated for the seventh time the dry and semi-dry wines produced by Hungarian producers in the last five vintages,” the professional organisation said. The members of the Hungarian Wine Writers’ Circle (MBK) compiled the list of the Super 12, consisting of the finest white and red wines of the previous year.
The winners of the Hungarian Wine Grand Prix were selected from this list by blind tasting, napi.hu reports. This time ten Hungarian wine regions were represented in the 2022 Super 12 list, Tokaj and Szekszárd with 4-4 wines while Villány, Eger and Pécs with 3-3 wines. The candidates included 15 varietal wines and 9 blends.
The Hungarian Wine Writers’ Choice of Red Wines was won by the 2019 GT 50 Cuvée of Tamás Günzer Pincészer Pincészer from Villány. Pannonhalma was the first winner in the history of the competition while Villány was collecting its fourth accolade. In addition, Tamás Günzer was the first winemaker to double the award and, following his success last year, he produced this year’s grand prize-winning Hungarian red wine.
The MBK has established a special prize in honour of its founding president, József Kosárka, who passed away last year. Each year, the prize is awarded to the winery whose members nominate the most different wines in the Super 12 election.