Intensely concentrated, rich wine with a deep ruby colour. Inviting, spicy nose shows a core of dark stewed fruit and a hint of scrumptious chocolate. Spicy, toasty flavours come forth on a rich, chewy palate, followed by fruity notes of black cherries and currants. Toasty, mineral finish. This velvety red has lively acidity and a tight tannic structure creating an excellent balance and a serious punch.
Food pairing recommendation: A great accompaniment to rich meat dishes such as game stews or lamb chops. Try with a spicy vegetable casserole or pair with aged hard cheese such as Grana Padano or Parmesan.
Serving temperature: 16-18°C
Winery: 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.
Grape varieties: Kékfrankos (Blaufränkisch), Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Zweigelt, Blauburger, Portugieser
Soil type: brown forest soil
Fermentation: spontaneous, in stainless steel tank
Ageing: 18 months in oak barrels
Alcohol content: 13.0%
Bottle size: 0.75l
Special feature: vegan
Awards: Sommelier Wine Award 2019 - gold medal