Medium-bodied dry red wine from the world-renowned wine region of Eger. Fruity nose with hints of fresh herbs. Dynamic wine, with a rich palate of boisterous red cherries, spices and red berries. It is well balanced with supple tannins, reflecting the characteristics of the terroir, with a long chocolaty finish.
Serving temperature: 14-16°C
Grape variety: Merlot
Soil type: Brown forest soil
Fermentation: Spontaneous in tank
Ageing: 18 months in oak barrels
Alcohol content: 13.0%
Bottle size: 0.75l
Awards: International Wine Challenge 2019 - Silver Medal
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.
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