Tóth Ferenc Egri Bikavér Superior 2017

 

Type of the wine: Red, Dry
Grape variety:  Kékfrankos, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Kadarka, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon
Sugar / Alcohol:  Dry (1.3 g/l) 14.09 %
Terroir, vineyard:  Kékfrankos, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon are from Síkhegy, Kadarka and Pinot Noir varieties are from Almagyar and Merlot is from Tihamér vineyard.
Training system: Middle and high cordon, umbrella
Technology: The blend of an outstanding vintage, selecting the best single variety base wines of the winery. All base wines were aged in the best suitable size and type of barrel for the variety for 18 months. We blended 106 hl at the end of July and bottled 40 hl at the end of August.
Quality level:  Superior
Temperature:  16 – 18 C°
Food pairing:  Deer “Great hunter” style – deer ragout with goose liver, smoked ox-tongue and forest mushroom in gravy, spiced with red wine served with ribbon dumplings.
Available quantity:  4.000 BOTTLES
Retail price:  5490 HUF / 13-14 EUROS
Story:  Under the brand name Egri Bikavér only dry red wine with geographical protected origin can be put on market. Bikavér is the world famous wine of the region which is a blend of different red base wines. Base wines have to be aged separately in barrels for minimum six months then further six months in bottle.

Description

Deep ruby, shiny colour with thick texture. Several fruits on the nose, cowberry, mulberry and aromas of dried plum occur. Toasty and cake characters of the oak barrel fold the fruits around. Intense, rich and same taste on the palate as on the nose. The great acidity gives the real Eger character to the wine however the velvety tannins makes the wine pleasantly warm. Fruity taste complemented by slight bitterness of wild plum. A well structured wine with great potential and the promise of a long life. (Adél Ulcz, CsokiLaBor)