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Korona Egri Bikavér Bull's Blood 2013

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Gold - Bükk Vinfest 2015 Silver- Aranytőke Borszemle 2015 Silver- Egri Borvidèki Borszemle 2015 According to legend, the name Bull’s Blood originates from the Turkish invasion in the 16th century. To give strength to the heavily outnumbered Hungarians soldiers during the Siege of Eger castle, Captain István Dobó opened the wine cellars and generously served wine to his soldiers. In their eagerness to drink, the ruby red wine streamed down their faces all over their beards, moustaches and armour. The red liquid on their faces and clothes terrified the Turkish, who were attacking the castle, believed that the Hungarian soldiers had been drinking bull's blood to give them strength in battle. As a result, the heroic soldiers successfully repelled the invading Turks. Expressive aromas of dark cherry, ripe plum and hints of forest floor integrate seamlessly with black pepper. The palate opens softly, with notes of wild cherry and raisin and with a touch of oak, complemented by warm and velvety tannins. Perfect with Hungarian dishes like gulyás (goulash), pörkölt, or paprikás krumpli. Fear not if you are not familiar with Hungarian cuisine, it goes perfectly with game or spicy dishes. Enjoy this cracking wine over the next couple of years.

Region: Hungary » Eger

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Winery: Egri Bikaver
Color: Red
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Egri Bikaver:
Egri Bikavér ("Bull's Blood of Eger") is Hungary's most famous red wine. It comes from the Eger wine region of northern Hungary; the Szekszárd region produces a similar wine with similar name (Szekszárdi Bikavér) but with different character. Egri Bikavér is a blend that has varied over the years, although the blend is anchored by the ancie... Read more
Egri Bikavér ("Bull's Blood of Eger") is Hungary's most famous red wine. It comes from the Eger wine region of northern Hungary; the Szekszárd region produces a similar wine with similar name (Szekszárdi Bikavér) but with different character. Egri Bikavér is a blend that has varied over the years, although the blend is anchored by the ancient Kadarka variety. Kadarka is believed to have arrived during the Turkish invasion of the 16th century, either by the Turks themselves or by Serbs displaced by them. It is a difficult grape to vinify, and has increasingly been replaced by Blaufränkisch, known locally as Kékfrankos. Officially Egri Bikavér must contain at least three of the following 13 grapes: Kadarka, Kékfrankos, Blauer Portugieser (Kékoportó), Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Menoire (known as Kékmedoc, or Médoc noir before), Pinot noir, Syrah, Turán, Bíborkadarka and the modern Austrian crossings, Blauburger and Zweigelt  Read less

Gold - Bükk Vinfest 2015 Silver- Aranytőke Borszemle 2015 Silver- Egri Borvidèki Borszemle 2015 According to legend, the name Bull’s Blood originates from the Turkish invasion in the 16th century. To give strength to the heavily outnumbered Hungarians soldiers during the Siege of Eger castle, Captain István Dobó opened the wine cellars and generously served wine to his soldiers. In their eagerness to drink, the ruby red wine streamed down their faces all over their beards, moustaches and armour. The red liquid on their faces and clothes terrified the Turkish, who were attacking the castle, believed that the Hungarian soldiers had been drinking bull's blood to give them strength in battle. As a result, the heroic soldiers successfully repelled the invading Turks. Expressive aromas of dark cherry, ripe plum and hints of forest floor integrate seamlessly with black pepper. The palate opens softly, with notes of wild cherry and raisin and with a touch of oak, complemented by warm and velvety tannins. Perfect with Hungarian dishes like gulyás (goulash), pörkölt, or paprikás krumpli. Fear not if you are not familiar with Hungarian cuisine, it goes perfectly with game or spicy dishes. Enjoy this cracking wine over the next couple of years.

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