Deep ruby colour. Smoky, spicy nose with plums and black cherries. Sweet clove and cinnamon spice on the palate, dark fruit, a hint of smoke and some butteriness. Mint and green herbs. Well-integrated acidity and alcohol, ripe tannins. Spicy, herbaceous finish. A powerful, age-worthy wine that’s just beginning to come into its own.
This wine has been on our wish list for our portfolio for a long time, as it comes from Nagy-Eged Hill, a legendary vineyard site of the Eger wine region. As a grand superior Bikavér, Igazán is a blend of five different grape varieties, comes from a single vineyard, and has been aged for at least 18 months.
Serving temperature: 16-18°C
Winery: St. Andrea Winery, Eger - Protected Designation of Origin (PDO)
The philosophy of the family-owned, multi-award-winning St. Andrea winery is to create expressive wines of character by combining a traditional approach with modern winemaking methods. Their main focus is on indigenous varieties while paying the utmost attention to the uniqueness of individual terroirs and vineyards. By putting their heart and soul into crafting each bottle, the father-and-son team at St. Andrea is providing you with wines of outstanding quality that reflect the great potential of the Eger region.
Grape varieties: Kékfrankos (Blaufränkisch) 30%, Pinot Noir 30%, Syrah 30%, Zweigelt 5%, Merlot 5%
Soil type: marine sedimental limestone
Fermentation: in 10hl open wooden vats
Ageing: 23 months in 5hl oak barrels
Alcohol content: 15%
Bottle size: 0.75l
Closure: plant-based, recyclable Nomacorc
Awards: 2020 Sommelier Wine Awards - Silver Medal