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: St. Andrea Winery, Eger
Grape Variety: Kékfrankos (Blaufränkisch), Merlot, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc and Kadarka
Soil Type: Brown forest soil
Fermentation: Tank and oak barrel
Ageing: 16 months in oak barrel
Alcohol Content: 14.5%
Bottle Size: 0.75l
2018 International Wine Challenge - Bronze Medal
A full-bodied dry red wine cuvée, this single vineyard Bull's Blood from Hangács Cru is complex yet dynamic, showing the rustic character of the wine region with an elegant and exciting fruit flavour. Ripe fruits (blackberry and mulberry) in the nose, with earthy aromas of autumn leaves and forest floor. A well-structured and meaty wine.
Food Pairing Recommendation
It goes very well with goulash soup and beef stew, as well as game dishes and dumplings. Serve alongside semi hard - hard cheese like Cheddar, Parmesan or Red Leicester for a delicious pairing.
Serving temperature: 16-18°C
About the Winemaker
The family owned, multi-award winner winery of St. Andrea’s philosophy is to create terroir-specific wines of character, by combining a traditional approach with modern day wine-making techniques. Their focus is on indigenous varieties while paying the utmost attention to the particular terroirs and individual vineyards. As a result, they can tailor the conditions to the requirements of each grape variety, cultivating only the finest fruits. By putting their heart and soul into crafting each bottle, they are providing you with wines of unparalleled quality that are truly the best of Hungary.