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.
Winery: Bolyki Winery Estate location: Eger
Vineyard: Öreghegy, Síkhegy, Középbérc Soil type: Brown forest soil
Grape variety: Kékfrankos (Blaufränkisch), Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Zweigelt, Blauburger, Portugeiser
Fermentation: Spontaneous Ageing: 18 months in oak barrels
Alcohol Content: 13.0% Acidity: 5.6g/l
Bottle Size: 0.75l Residual Sugar: 1.4g/l
Sommelier Wine Award 2019 - Gold Medal
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.
Food Pairing Recommendation
It is the perfect drink accompaniment to Hungarian dishes including goulash soup, beef stew and lecso, as well as game dishes and lamb chops. It pairs very well with hard cheese like Grana Padano and Parmesan.
Serving temperature: 16-18°C
About the Producer
James Bolyki is a first-generation winemaker at the vanguard of a new wave of dynamic young professionals, providing a youthful take on classic Hungarian wines. With a winery located in the foothills of an abandoned stone quarry and his cellars carved straight into the rock-face, he produces an exclusive 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.