Those familiar with the white wines of Hungary are likely acquainted with the famed sweet Tokaji Asz\u00fa wines or dry versions of Furmint. Two-thirds of Hungarian wine is white, much of it from indigenous grapes that haven\u2019t made their way into the global market. Increasingly, however, the country is noted for its Chardonnay, Gr\u00fcner Veltliner and a new white blend from the Egri region.\r\nChardonnay\r\nThis French native is well suited to several of Hungary\u2019s 22 wine regions, specifically cold-weather growing areas with relatively long ripening seasons. You\u2019re most likely to find bottles from Vill\u00e1ny, P\u00e9cs, Etyek-Buda and areas around Balaton, as well as the Eger region, which produces the Kov\u00e1cs Nimr\u00f3d Battonage Monopole Chardonnay. Much of the Chardonnay produced in the country is aged in Hungarian oak barrels, which impart spice and toast notes to flavors of apple, lemon and pineapple. In Etyek-Buda, the grape is also used to make traditional method sparkling wine.\r\n\r\n\r\nGr\u00fcner Veltliner\r\nThe most widely planted wine grape in Austria, it\u2019s no surprise that Gr\u00fcner Veltliner is also found in neighboring Hungary. Known here as Z\u00f6ld Veltlini, it grows around Lake Balaton and in the M\u00e1tra, Kuns\u00e1g, Tolna and Pannon wine regions, the latter of which is home to Count K\u00e1rolyi Gr\u00fcner Veltliner. It\u2019s usually made in a dry style, with just a tiny bit of residual sugar that adds a touch of ripeness to lemon and lime flavors and brilliant acidity.\r\nEgri Csillag\r\nFrom the Eger region, Egri Csillag is a white blend whose moniker means \u201cStar of Eger.\u201d It was created in 2010 and has been pioneered by producers like G\u00e1l Tibor Winery. It\u2019s a white companion to the better-known Egri Bikav\u00e9r, Hungarian for \u201cBull\u2019s Blood,\u201d and must be made from at least four grapes. Half of the blend must be native varieties like Furmint, H\u00e1rslevel\u00fc, Le\u00e1nkya and Kir\u00e1lyle\u00e1nkya, but non-Hungarian grapes like Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier and Pinot Gris are also allowed. Most examples have bold, floral aromatics alongside flavors of tropical fruit and citrus.