Bulls Blood ‘Bikavér’ – Thummerer – Classicus 2016
Bulls Blood / Bikavér Classicus is a premium dry red wine from Eger. A full bodied, prestigous wine, only made in the best vintages. Well balanced acidity, hints of vanilla, cherry, spice, and oak.
Bulls Blood / Bikavér Classicus is an excellent, premium dry red wine from Thummerer Winery, in Eger. A full bodied, high prestige wine, only made in the best vintages, with well balanced acidity, hints of vanilla, black cherry, spice, and oak.
Bulls Blood (Bikaver) is the most popular wine of the Eger wine region. Bulls Blood has also seen ever increasing popularity in Europe over the last decade.
There are very particular and strict rules for a red wine to qualify for the “Bulls Blood” community brand. These regulations also vary slightly depending on the region it is produced in. Szekszárd and Eger are the only two regions, where Bulls Blood can be made. According to the regulations, for a Bulls Blood from Eger, Kékfrankos must dominate – amongst other local varieties such as Kadarka – but no other variety can be over 50% in the blend. Varieties include: Kékfrankos, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Kadarka, Merlot & Syrah.
This wine has been barrel aged for 12 months in traditional Hungarian oak, followed by a minimum of 6 months ageing in bottles, which is also a prerequisite of a premium Bulls Blood cuvee.
Ruby in colour, rich and spicy, with pleasant tannins. Aromas of dark fruits on the nose, complemented by the wonderful fragrances of the wooden barrel. A beautiful example of Classicus Bulls Blood from Eger.
This wine pairs beautifully with traditionally spicy pork, lamb, venison and cabbage dishes.
Recommended temperature to be consumed at 16-18°C
Protected Designation of Origin
Acid content: 5,6 g/l.
Bottle Size: 0.75 l
Suitable for vegans.
Awards of current and previous vintages:
Golden medal – Eger Wine Region Wine Competition 2017
Golden medal – Eger Wine Region Wine Competition 2018
Golden medal – National Wine Competition 2018
Golden medal – Eger Wine Region Wine Competition 2019
Silver medal – National Wine Competition 2019
Golden medal – Eger Wine Region Wine Competition 2021
Golden medal – Vinagora International Wine Competition 2021
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