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   This exclusive selection of three bikavér from three award-winner wineries and two wine regions showcases the many faces of this quintessential Hungarian wine.

   Bikavér or Bull's Blood in English, is a famous Hungarian red wine cuvée exclusive to the Eger and Szekszárd regions. It can only be made by adhering to strict guidelines, yet this traditional terroir wine serves as the ruby red signature of each winemaker, living up to its legendary name. At least three local grape varieties are combined into a perfectly harmonious blend, creating a rich and fruity masterpiece with a tantalisingly complex mineral structure that only the best Bull's Blood can provide.

 

BOLYKI Egri Bikavér 'Bull's Blood' 2016

   A medium-bodied dry red wine, intensely concentrated with dark ruby colour. It has a core of dark, almost tarry fruit, elegant red cherry aroma and a hint of scrumptious chocolate. This velvety red has a lively acidity and a tight tannic structure, making it a well-rounded yet easy-drinking vintage.

Winery: Bolyki Winery, Eger - Protected Designation of Origin (P.D.O.)

Grape Variety: Kékfrankos (Blaufränkisch), Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Zweigelt, Blauburger, Portugeiser

Soil Type: Brown forest soil

Fermentation: Spontaneous in tank

Ageing: 18 months in oak barrels

Alcohol Content: 13.0%

Bottle Size: 0.75l

Specialty: Vegan

Awards

    Sommelier Wine Award 2019 - Gold Medal

     

    GÁL TIBOR "Titi" Egri Bikavér Superior 'Bull's Blood' 2017

       A medium-bodied red wine cuvée with a deep, ruby red colour. Fruity aromas of stone cherries and plum with a damson twist. It is refreshing on the palate, with notes of sour cherry and red fruits, followed by a long mineral finish. Its well-balanced acidity makes this an elegant and very satisfying lighter red wine, perfect for making an evening special.

    Winery: Gál Tibor Winery, Eger - Protected Designation of Origin (P.D.O.)

    Grape Variety: Kékfrankos (Blaufränkisch), Kadarka, Syrah, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon

    Soil Type: Volcanic rhyolitic tuff

    Fermentation: Spontaneous  

    Ageing: 2 years in oak barrels

    Alcohol Content: 13.5%                   

    Bottle Size: 0.75l

    Specialty: Vegan

    Awards

      Women's Wine and Spirits Award 2020 - Gold Medal

       

      VESZTERGOMBI Szekszárdi Bikavér 'Bull's Blood' 2016

         A silky smooth, medium-bodied dry red wine. Kékfrankos gives the wine its body, Cabernet Sauvignon adds spiciness and depth, Merlot gives it a gentle character while Kadarka provides its soul. Plum, dark berry and dark chocolate on the palate, complemented by fine oak notes from the two years of oak barrel ageing.

      Winery: Vesztergombi Winery, Szekszárd - Protected Designation of Origin (P.D.O.)

      Grape Variety: Kékfrankos, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Kadarka

      Soil Type: Loess

      Fermentation: Controlled in steel tank

      Ageing: 20-24 months in oak barrel

      Alcohol Content: 13.0%                   

      Bottle Size: 0.75l

       

       

      Food Pairing Recommendation

      It is the perfect drink accompaniment to Hungarian dishes including goulash soup, beef stew and lecso, as well as steak and semi-soft cheese such as Gruyere.