Vida Estate Bikavér

Vida Estate Bikavér

£24.90
Country Hungary
Region Szekszard
Producer Vida Estate
Grape Variety Cabernet Franc, Kadarka, Kékfrankos, Merlot, Syrah
Vintage 2016
ABV 13.00 %
Volume 750ml
Eco Credentials Practicing Organic

Description

This unsurpassed Bikavér (nicknamed Bulls Blood) is both fresh and rich all at once. Very pure flavours of blackberries, plums and a touch of dried mushroom are balanced by plenty of refreshing acidity and hints of leafy undergrowth. Let it breathe for an hour and you’ll be richly rewarded. Hungary’s signature red wine at its finest.

Additional information

Weight 1.50 kg
Colour

Country

Hungary

Region

Grape Variety

Cabernet Franc, Kadarka, Kékfrankos, Merlot, Syrah

Dietary

Vegan, Vegetarian

Vintage

2016

Eco Labels

Practicing Organic

Volume

ABV

Style

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Why we love this tipple

“This unsurpassed Bikavér (nicknamed Bulls Blood) is both fresh and rich all at once. Very pure flavours of blackberries, plums and a touch of dried mushroom are balanced by plenty of refreshing acidity and hints of leafy undergrowth. Let it breathe for an hour and you'll be richly rewarded. Hungary's signature red wine at its finest.”

Tastes great paired with

Aged and Hard Cheeses

Root Vegetables

Game

Lamb

MEET THE PRODUCERS

Vida Estate

Vida Wine estate comprises several vineyard sites across the many valleys and hills of Hungary’s Szekszárd region. Mostly known for producing wine from the Bikaver grape ( aka Bull’s Blood) the region has a climate and soil types that suit many different varieties. International grapes such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Cabernet Franc thrive alongside more local varieties like Kékfrankos (Blaufrankisch) and Kadarka. Péter Vida is most certainly amongst the best the region has to offer.

For over 30 years Péter, and now his family, have honed their skills in both farming and winemaking, creating some exceptional, award-winning wines. Practising organic farming but without certification, the Vida family passionately care for the environment around them.

Like their Bordeaux-based colleagues, the winemakers of this region have mastered the art of blending, creating wines that exceed the sum of their parts. By skillfully combining both local and international varieties, the best winemakers of Szekszárd do rival some of their most revered contemporaries across Europe.

In 2011 Vida Wine Estate won Hungary’s “Wine Producer of the Year” award which recognised their consistent excellence in oenology and viticulture. Not satisfied to sit on their laurels, they almost immediately undertook a program of extensive replanting, matching exactly the right rootstock, variety and canopy management methodology to the perfect site, based on extensive research into soil types, elevation and aspect.

The resulting wines have exceeded expectations and continue to win acclaim across Europe and beyond. If you’re looking for red wines with character, complexity, elegance and dangerous drinkability, look no further. The ultimate value-for-money alternative to Bordeaux? Without doubt.

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