Tasting notes: 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. 

Food pairing recommendation: 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

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

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