Várvédő Egri Bikavér Superior 2018
Type of the wine: Red, Dry
Grape variety: Kékfrankos, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Residual sugar: 1.7 g/L
Acidity: 5.2 g/L
Terroir, vineyard: Kékfrankos, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon are from Síkhegy and Merlot is from Tihamér vineyard.
Training system: Middle and high cordon, umbrella
Technology: A complex, full bodied Egri Bikavér Superior blend of a hot vintage, selecting the best base wines of the winery. All base wines were aged separately in the best suitable size – 2.25, 5 and 20 hectolitres – Hungarian oak for 24 months and for an additional half a year blended, before bottling.
Quality level: Superior
Temperature: 16–18 C°
Food pairing: We recommend it with roast beef, game dishes, smoked cheese and roast lamb.
Available quantity: 4000 BOTTLES
Retail price: 5990 HUF / 14–16 EURO
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.
Very deep aromas on the nose dominated by ripe black berry fruit with a hint of subtle oak spice. Thick and complex on the palate complemented by ripe fruit. Great balance. The layered, full body is nicely held by the wine’s acidity and ripe tannins. Extremely long finish.