“TÜKE” SZEKSZÁRDI BIKAVÉR 2016
Type of the wine: Red, dry
Grape variety: Kékfrankos 50%, Cab. Sauvignon 18%,Cab. Franc 17%, Merlot 10%, Kadarka 5%
Acidity / alcohol content: N/A g/l 15 %
Terroir, vineyard: Görögszó-dűlő, Tóth-völgy, Alsónána
Training system: Guyot, Medium High Cordon
Harvest: Hand harvested
Technology: Spontaneous fermentation, Kékfrankos aged in big barrel Cabernet and Merlot in barrique (Hungarian and French for maximum of 1 year) Kadarka in stainless steel.
Quality level: Premium Wine
Temperature: 18-19 °C
Food pairing: ‘Goulash soup’, Stews, Roast meat, Games
Available quantity: 2.400 Bottles
Retail price: 3400 HUF / 10 EUROS
Story: The main character of the label is the owner’s great grand- father, who was a significant person in Szekszárd in those times. His father (the owner’s great-great grandfather) was the judge of the town of Szekszárd (1867). However, the great grandfather was also a member of the representatives of the town in the 1910’s, a hostage of the communist re- gime in 1919, one of the founders of the nationwide famous and succesful Cellar Cooperative of Szekszárd (founded in 1929). And he was one of those grapegrowers (‘tüke’) of whom we inherited ‘bikavér’.
On the nose it has a ‘cool’ character, but at the same time it has an attractive frutiy-spicy note. Loads of sour cherries, a pleasure to take a sniff of them. On the palate soft, velvety tan- nins, moderate acidity. Energic and serious, but also charming and easy to drink.