This vineyard selection medium-bodied dry red wine is a rich and powerful vintage with plenty of potential. Deep ruby colour and spicy nose with some floral hints. Savoury palate with searing acidity and a tight tannic structure. Red and black fruits on the palate, especially blackcurrant, accompanied by fragrant, floral notes of violets and lavender. Dynamic powerhouse of a wine.
Food pairing recommendation: Typically for a Kékfrankos, this wine has plenty of acidity, which makes it the perfect accompaniment to heavy, hearty dishes. Serve with steaks, sausages and BBQ meats. It also cuts beautifully through spicy dishes, making it the ideal pairing for hot Asian curries, for example a vindaloo, or even Sichuan chicken. For vegetable lovers, we recommend trying it with a rich aubergine moussaka.
Serving temperature: 14-16°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 variety: Kékfrankos (Blaufränkisch)
Soil type: brown forest soil
Fermentation: spontaneous in stainless steel tank
Ageing: 18 months in 500l oak barrels
Alcohol content: 13.5%
Bottle size: 0.75l
Special feature: vegan
Challenge International du Vin 2019 - gold medal
Sommelier Wine Awards 2020 - silver medal