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Gál Tibor

2017 Egri Bikavér Superior (Bull’s Blood) 

Description:

The Hungarian victory is attributed in legend, to their drinking red wine that the Turks thought was “bull’s blood”. 

 

Vintage: 2017

 

Varieties: Kékfrankos (Blaufränkisch), Kadarka, Syrah, Pinot Noir, Cabernet franc, Cabernet sauvignon.

 

Fermentation/ Maturation: 21 days of maceration in wooden vats. Spontaneous fermentation, no fining or filtering, vegan. Aged in 500 liters 20% new Hungarian oak, 80% in 2-3-4 year old Hungarian oak.

 

On the nose: Intense fruit scent with a definite spice. Warm sip, soft texture, slight spiciness.

 

On the palate: Young but round tannin structure, creamy, soft aftertaste.

 

Alc. Vol.: 13.5% Residual Sugar: 1.8 g/l Acidity: 5.2 g/l

 

Country: Hungary Region: Eger

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