Bikavér means «Bull’s Blood» and has a long history in the Hungarian wine culture. This cuvée was the favourite of Pope Pius IX as well as of Franz Liszt, famous Hungarian pianist. Bikavér can only be produced in two wine regions in Hungary – in Szekszárd and Eger. The Bikavér from Szekszárd is regulated in terms of grape varieties than can be used. The cuvée has to contain local varieties such as Kékfrankos and Kadarka at least in 50%, the remaining 50% can be decided by each winery.
The Kékfrankos is quite important as it gives the body, while Kadarka gives a bit of spiciness to the wine. They aged the wines separately in Hungarian oak barrel for 1 year, and after the blending, the ageing process continued for 6 months. Our Bikavér is well-balanced, with a complex smell and taste of ripe red fruits as well as a bit of cocoa.