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: Gál Tibor Winery, Eger - Protected Designation of Origin (P.D.O.)

Grape Variety: Kékfrankos (Blaufränkisch), Kadarka, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Pinot Noir

Soil Type: Volcanic rhyolitic tuff

Fermentation: Spontaneous for 15-25 days

Ageing: 18 months in 500l Hungarian oak barrels

Alcohol Content: 14.0%                   

Bottle Size: 0.75l

Specialty: Vegan


    Women's Wine and Spirits Award 2020 - Gold Medal

    Tasting Notes

    A medium-bodied red wine cuvée with a magical, deep ruby red colour and a velvety fruity aroma. A delicate fragrance of cherry, plum and dark chocolate, with the addition of roasted notes, cloves and eastern spices on the palate. It finishes with a really long, elegant and silky-smooth aftertaste. This is a captivating and dignified vintage that will only get better with time, but it is special already.

    Food Pairing Recommendation

    It is the perfect drink accompaniment to Hungarian dishes including goulash soup, beef stew and lecso, as well as steak, lamb chops, duck and ripe cheese.

    Serving temperature: 16°C, after aerating for at least 30 minutes

    About the Winemaker

    The family-owned Gál Tibor winery is located in the picturesque wine region of Eger. They are dedicated is to create memorable wines which reflect the characteristics of this special area and showcase its unique terroir. As a result, they only cultivate grape varieties which are perfectly suited to the micro-climate of Eger, allowing the award-winner winemakers to create liquid works of art which represent the best of Hungarian wine.