Attractive, deep ruby colour. Spicy nose shows a core of dark stewed fruit and a hint of chocolate. Rich, chewy palate with intense black pepper spice, followed by dark cherry and blackcurrant notes and and a touch of vanilla. Lively acidity, tight tannic structure, and long mineral finish. This classic Bikaver promises to age very well so worth laying down a bottle or two.
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 some aged cheese such as Comté or Manchego.
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