Bulls Blood (Bikavér) – Dúzsi Tamás – 2017
Dúzsi Tamás Bulls Blood / Bikaver is an awarded, premium dry red cuvee. Deep ruby colour, rich black fruits on the nose. Round and complex on the palate with deep fruit concentration followed by some spiciness.
Premium dry red Bulls Blood / Bikaver cuvee from Duzsi Tamas, Szekszárd-based winemaker
There are very specific regulation to qualify for Bulls Blood community brand. These rules also vary slightly depending on the region it is produced in. Szekszárd and Eger are the only two regions Bulls Blood can be made in.
In Szekszárd, a Bikavér (Bulls Blood) has to be aged for at least one year in oak, and it must be made from minimum of three varieties. Kékfrankos and Kadarka must be represented in the blend with minimum of 40%, and other varieties are not allowed to be more than 10% in the blend. Kékfrankos is providing the base of this wine with its distinctive character, followed by Kadarka contributing with its elegant tannins and fragrance, complemented by Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon for their respective depth and tannin concentration.
Dúzsi Tamás Bulls Blood / Bikaver is deep ruby colour. Rich black fruits on the nose, including blueberry, blackberry. Delicate bell pepper for spiciness, followed by some dark chocolate in the background for elegance and warmth. Rich on the palate with deep fruit concentration followed by some spiciness. Full bodied and pronounced, yet seductive and delightful. A touch of bell pepper and crunchy berry fruit towards the finish. True Bikavér (Bulls Blood) of Szekszárd.
Excellent to consume on its own, but red meat, grilled dishes and game, or rich Hungarian dishes with paprika spices are also great choices to go with.
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