15,50 € tax incl.
Grape variety: Kékfrankos, Cabernet franc, Merlot, Kadarka, Kadarka
Producer: Vida Családi Birtok
Wine Region: Szekszárd
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Eger and Szekszárd can both legally make Bikavér (Bulls Blood), but the soil, climate and styles are dramatically different. Kékfrankos is the base of the blend and Kadarka adds the “paprika like” spice while the Bordeaux varieties are well suited to add weight, texture and aromatics.
Presented with an attractive new label based on an old watercolor painting of the local hills, Péter Vida’s 2016 from Szekszárd was hand harvested during October 6-15 from vines ranging in age from six to 100 years old. It has a note of green herbs and mixed spices on top of the vibrant red and black fruit.
This is refined and refreshing with zesty acidity, is medium- rather than full-bodied, but is also very long and complex. It was aged in tanks for six months, then 80% went into 1,000 liter barrels and 20% into 500-liter used barrels for 20 months.