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: Vesztergombi Winery, Szekszárd

Grape Variety: Kékfrankos, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Kadarka

Soil Type: Loess

Fermentation: Controlled in steel tank

Ageing: 20-24 months in oak barrel

Alcohol Content: 13.0%                   

Bottle Size: 0.75l

Tasting Notes

A silky smooth, medium-bodied dry red wine. Kékfrankos gives the wine its body, Cabernet Sauvignon adds spiciness and depth, Merlot gives it a gentle character while Kadarka provides its soul. Plum, dark berry and dark chocolate on the palate, complemented by fine oak notes from the two years of oak barrel ageing.

Food Pairing Recommendation

It is the perfect drink accompaniment to Hungarian dishes including goulash soup, beef stew and lecso, as well as steak and semi-soft cheese such as Gruyere.

About the Producer

The Vesztergombi family can look back on a rich tradition of wine making in the region around Szekszárd. This scenic landscape, where the Danube river meanders between intertwined valleys, provides the perfect conditions for growing red grapes with character. The winery's was reborn in 1991, resurrecting the family tradition. Its first Bull's Blood was released in 1993, the year when its founder, Ferenc Vesztergombi was awarded the prestigious “Winemaker of the Year” title in Hungary, and since then it has created red wines that reflect this unique terroir.