BOLYKI | Eger
The winemaker, János Bolyki, started working with grapes in 1998, after graduating from the leather department of the Light Industry College. He is a first-generation winemaker in Eger, although his parents always cultivated grapes in their backyard, but primarily as a supplement to his salary by selling the produce. He founded the estate by planting the land he received back from compensation. In 1998, he planted 11 hectares of grapes as a first step on Öreghegy. As a newly graduated light industry engineer, he calculated quite well, calculating that he would snowboard in France from the end of October until the harvest, from the income made from the 1,500 grapes grown in the area. When the area became productive in 2002, new plantings and winemaking took place, so snowboarding took a back seat, but today's 27-hectare Bolyki estate was formed. János is married with 5 children, lives on a ranch type estate and still throws raging parties on the grounds of his modern built winery. He is known for being as charismatic as the designs on his wine labels.
2018 Bikaver Superior "Bull's Blood"
Description: Unfiltered, easy drinking and fruity, this Bikaver a.k.a. "Bull's Blood" is blended from six grape varieties. Refreshing, fruity plum and berry scent with the spiciness of Kékfrankos. A long, dry and round finish. Spontaneously fermented in stainless steel tanks, matured for 18 months in a 500-liter used Hungarian barrel and bottled in the new 1552 Eger bottle, paying homage to the Siege of Eger, and the birth of the wines name.
Varieties: Kekfrankos 40%, Cabernet Franc 25%, Merlot 25%, Portugieser 5%, Zweigelt 2.5% & Blauberger 2.5%
On the nose and palate: Aromas of black cherry and dark berries, similar on the pallet with the addition of barrel spices.
Alc. Vol.: 14%
RS: 1.4 g/l
Award: 91 Points - Decanter 2021
2019 Cabernet Franc
Description: A powerful and full Cabernet Franc harvested from the tuff and brown forest soils of Eger’s Öreghegy vineyards, from 20 year old vines. It was spontaneously fermented in stainless steel tanks and then aged in new and used 500 liter barrels for 12 months.
Varieties: 100% Cabernet Franc
On the nose and palate: A fruity, peppery and spicy Cabernet Franc, with ripe tannins.
Alc. Vol.: 14%
RS: 3.1 g/l