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.

Viticultural Data

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

Oenological Data

Fermentation: Spontaneous                          Ageing: 18 months in oak barrels

Technical data

Alcohol Content: 13.0%                                Acidity: 5.6g/l

Bottle Size: 0.75l                                           Residual Sugar: 1.4g/l


    Sommelier Wine Award 2019 - Gold Medal

    Tasting Notes

    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.