This wine is unique for a number of reasons. First, it comes from a wine region that is not known for producing traditional method sparkling wines: Kunság. The Kunság area is Hungary’s largest wine producing area, both in size and in quantity. It is mostly known for its easy-drinking, good value wines. Also, the Ezerjó variety is rarely used (if at all) for sparkling wine production. Ezerjó is a high-acid variety, mostly used to produce soft and gentle whites, which usually get some oak aging. And, finally, this is a non-vintage (N.V.) sparkling, meaning that the wine in the bottle was not produced from grapes harvested in the same year, but it is a blend of wines coming from different years. This style is not at all common for Hungarian sparkling wines, most of which are produced from a single vintage. Ezerjó is an indigenous Hungarian grape variety which translates as “1,000 good things.” The “traditional method” is the best way to produce bubbly wine. It means that the bubbles were produced naturally in the bottle (not in a tank), by a second bottle fermentation. One of the most important features of traditional method wines is the time that the wine spends aging on the lees. This wine spent 12 months on the lees, and has nine grams of residual sugar. It is smooth and creamy, with flavors of golden apples, ripe peaches, and brioche. It is great as an aperitif or next to chicken-based dishes.