Chateau Bela (Egon Muller)

This wine is from Slovakia. Slovakia is located in the Eastern part of what used to be Czechoslovaka. As of April 1st, 2005, Slovakia has governing wine laws relevant to those of the EU, with the same specifications as Austrian, German and Czech wine laws. The wines from Chateau Bela can be compared to the great Auslese wines of Germany. The first vines were planted by the Romans. Egon Muller has discovered the potential of wines area in Slovakia and makes a dry Riesling which objective is to challenge the best Rieslings from Austria and the Alsace region.


Château Bela is old residence of Ullmann family. Castle is located in Southern Slovakia wine growing area, near to Slovak-Hungarian border. Château Bela belongs to Štúrovo region, which lies in the eastern part of Southern Slovakia wine growing area. Wine varietals are  Riesling and Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2006 wine continues along the qualitative lines of its predecessor, and although still very young but is already very harmonious, very expressive, personal which is fascinatingly tantalising and enduring, but at the same time very refined, with finesse and elegance.”