Eszterbauer Báró Steiner Bikavér 2020 Mundus Vini gold medal Hungary

Báró Steiner Bikavér 2020 – Best Hungarian Red Wine

Mundus Vini gold medal for Eszterbauer Winery

“We are proud to receive the highest scores amond the entered Hungarian red wines, especially with a traditional blend including Kékfrankos and Kadarka – commented Eszterbauer Winery from Szekszárd wine region on the outstanding acknowledgement. Altogether 16 Hungarian wines won medals at the 34th Mundus Vini Spring Tasting, 7 gold and 9 silver.
See all Hungarian medal winners here.

A skillful gambler

Báró Steiner Bikavér is a member of the premium line, a blend of selected lots from a great vintage. Bikavér is a blend strictly regulated, it should contain Kékfrankos and Kadarka indigenous varieties, the rest can be international (Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot). A concentrated, great wine with intensive sour cherry and ripened black currant on the nose and abundant in berry fruits on the palate as well. Ripened, integrated tannins, velvety texture, long finish.
Báró stands for Baron, a noble title. Eszterbauer Winery has some connection to a noble family as we reported about the 108-year-old Kadarka – the parcel of Kadarka vines used to belong to Baron Antal Augusz. So, was there another baron connected to the family? Not really… Steiner was the brother-in-law of János Eszterbauer’s grandfather. János, the owner of the estate remembers him, as a child he often saw the man visiting his grandpa with his horse called ‘Csillag’ (‘Star’) and having some glasses of wine together. Steiner brother-in-law survived the 1st World War and decided to enjoy life as much as possible: he was good at playing with cards, and since he used to practice his skill with wealthy people, he usually won a lot and could lead a hedonic lifestyle. His nickname “Baron” comes from here.

More about Eszterbauer Winery

Our earlier article about the rebranding of the labels of Eszterbauer Winery

Eszterbauer – a good example of rebranding

A food pairing with Báró Steiner Bikavér

Szaletly restaurant in Budapest paired the wine with roast beef in Esterhazy style, an iconic plate of Hungary. The barrel aged, elegant wine is in perfect harmony with the sweetish taste of the beef and the characteristic flavour of the oven baked carrot garnish of the meal.

Eszterbauer Báró Steiner Bikavér Szekszárd Hungary

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