Tasting notes: This full-bodied single-vineyard Bikavér from St Andrea's Hangács plot is a blend of five different red grape varieties. Deep ruby colour and a very youthful, lively nose with herbs, fresh fruit and spice. Wonderfully soft palate shows a combination of gentle spice, some toastiness and fresh fruit. Ripe tannins, firm acidity. This beautiful wine is perfect to drink now and also has great ageing potential.
Food pairing recommendation: An ideal wine for steaks and grills. Try with a rich mushroom dish or a spicy Moroccan stew.
Serving temperature: 16-18°C
Winery: St. Andrea Winery, Eger
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), Merlot, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc and Kadarka
Soil type: brown forest soil
Fermentation: stainless steel tank and oak barrels
Ageing: 16 months in oak barrels
Alcohol content: 14.5%
Bottle size: 0.75l
Closure: plant-based recyclable Nomacorc
Awards: 2018 International Wine Challenge - Bronze Medal