This powerful Superior Bikaver attracts with its deep ruby colour and layered notes of cool mint and chocolate on the nose. On the palate, juicy forest fruit is accompanied by intense mint and spice, as well as a hint of chocolate. Well-integrated, ripe tannins, lively acidity and warming alcohol. Elegant and complex, an intriguing wine with great ageing potential.
The best accompaniment to steaks or spicy stews dominated by paprika. Why not try with a chicken or mushroom paprikas?
Serving temperature: 16-18°C
Grape varieties: Kékfrankos (Blaufränkisch), Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Zweigelt, Blauburger
Soil type: Brown forest soil
Fermentation: Stainless steel tank
Ageing: 18 months in oak barrels
Alcohol content: 14.5%
Bottle size: 0.75l
Special feature: Vegan; unfiltered
Awards: Sommelier Wine Awards 2020 - Bronze Medal
Bolyki Winery, Eger - Protected Designation of Origin (PDO)
János Bolyki is a first-generation winemaker at the vanguard of a new wave of dynamic young wine professionals, offering a youthful take on classic Hungarian wines. In his Eger winery, located in an abandoned stone quarry with the cellars carved straight into the rock, he produces a range of red and white wines which evoke the character and rich minerality of this unique terroir. For a refreshing taste of Eger, look no further than a bottle of Bolyki.
Chicken Paprikash, called Paprikás Csirke in Hungarian, is a popular weekend staple and a classic of the Hungarian culinary arts. As suggested by its name, smoky and aromatic paprika is at the heart of the dish, which combines simple ingredients into comfort food paradise.
Goulash (Gulyas) is the most famous Hungarian dish in the world and one of the country's national dishes. This is a very traditional beef goulash recipe made with simple ingredients like meat, peppers and root vegetables elevated to perfection by the use of Hungary’s most famous spice: paprika.