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ST. ANDREA Egri Bikavér Grand Superior 'Nagy-Eged Cru' 2017

The first single-vineyard Bikavér from the historic grand cru terroir of Nagy-Eged Hill, this grand superior comes from an extraordinary vintage. It was selected as one of the TOP 50 wines of 2021 by the Decanter judges.

This is an energetic and vibrant wine full of life. A rich nose is followed by a cavalcade of fruit on the palate, as a core of dark fruit including sour cherry and blackcurrant is complemented by tertiary aromas of tobacco, dark chocolate and vanilla. Complex red with endless layers and depth, the sip culminates in a long mineral finish.

Food Pairing

An ideal wine for steaks and grills. Try with a rich mushroom dish, goulash soup, beef stew or lecso

Serving temperature: 15-17°C

Expert Opinion

Caroline Gilby - Master of Wine - 97 points - Decanter Hungary 2022 Guide

A glorious interpretation of Bikavér from the region's highest hill, showing that it really can make great wine. Expressive, inviting bouquet, then ample intense wild blueberry and forest fruit, with clove spice and black cherry It's full and ripe, backed by lovely vibrancy and beautifully textured, fine-grained tannins.

Grape varieties: Kékfrankos (Blaufränkisch) 36%, Merlot 35%, Cabernet franc 23%, Cabernet sauvignon 6%.

Soil type:Brown forest soil with clay, rhyolite tuff in the deep layers

Fermentation:Spontaneous in open wooden vats and stainless steel 

Ageing:18 months in large oak barrel

Alcohol content: 14.5%         

Bottle size: 0.75l

Award: Decanter World Wine Awards 2021 - Best in Show - 97 points

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.

Goulash Soup

Goulash (Gulyas) is the most famous Hungarian dish in the world and one of the country's national dishes. This is a very traditional beef goulash recipe made with simple ingredients like meat, peppers and root vegetables elevated to perfection by the use of Hungary’s most famous spice: paprika.

Lecso - Mixed Pepper Stew

Lecso is an ancient dish originally from Serbia, and a great summer meal when all the ingredients are in season and you want to eat something a little lighter. Lecso is very versatile, it can be a great vegetarian dish while adding sliced Hungarian sausages (kolbasz) would make this a one pot main course. You can also serve it as a side dish to roast meats, especially pork, while any left-overs can be had for breakfast by adding a couple of eggs to the prepared Lecso.