Bolyki - Egri Bikaver "Bull's Blood" 2009 - Hungarian Red Wine



Bolyki - Egri Bikaver
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A Hungarian red wine that will blow you away - concentrated and with dark colour it has a core of dark, almost tarry fruit, elegant red cherry aromas, lively acidity and a tight tannic structure.

Egri Bikaver ('Bull's Blood of Eger') is Hungary's most famous red wine. It comes from the Eger wine region of northern Hungary.

According to legend, the name originates from the Turkish invasion of Eger from around 1552.

To motivate and support the small group of Hungarian soldiers during the Siege of Eger castle they were served delicious food and a lot of red wine. Among the Turkish soldiers it was rumored that bull's blood was mixed into the red wine, as otherwise the strength and firm resistance of the town and castle of Eger could not be explained. Finally the enemy gave up.

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Category(s):     Red Wine

Producer: Bolyki Janos
ABV:   13.5%
Body:   Medium-Full Bodied
Brand:   Bolyki Janos
Country of Origin:   Hungary
Food Pairings:   Steaks,roasts,game,beef dishes
Grape Type:   Merlot
Grape Type:   Blaufrankisch
Grape Type:   Portugieser
Grape Type:   Cabernet Franc
Region:   Eger
Serving temperature Degrees C:   16-18
Style of Red:   Full & Fruity
Type of closure:   Natural Cork
Vintage:   2009
Winemaker:   Janos Bolyki


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Producer Information

In the Bolyki family , János György is the vine maker. His grandfather was a cooper and János parents started to plant and cultivate grapes in 1985. They had a small vineyard and János was happy to help his parents as a child (Janos legend says it might be as well so he could eat more grapes). He become an industrial engineer in 1998 and after that he managed to purchase and replant 11 hectares. In 2003 he planted 9 more and in the same year got his diploma in wine-making. A new period started in his career when he dig a 47 meter deep cellar in a 26 meter high cliff in an old stone mine. He released his first vintage in 2003 and is now alrady regarded as the most exiting new talent in the region .

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