Hungarian Egri Bikavér (Bull's Blood of Eger)
An evening of lively chat with wine and cheese.
Our wine for this evening is Egri Bikavér (Bull's Blood of Eger)
(feel free to substitute for your beverage of preference).
Egri Bikavér (Bull's Blood of Eger) is a blended red wine produced in Eger, Hungary. It is very representative of the red wines of Eger, a terroir wine, which carries the flavour of the soils of local production sites, the mezzo-climate unique to the region and the traditions and mores of local residents, from the selection of varieties to choosing the period and method of grape processing and mellowing.
The exact date of the emergence of Egri Bikavér is unknown. One thing is certain; the word Bikavér (bull's blood) was recorded as early as the beginning of the 19th century. Under the name Bikavér, full-bodied red wines were sold, not only in Eger and Szekszárd but other places as well. Legends grew up around the name, which tied it to the Protected content of Eger as related by Gárdonyi Géza. In its present form, also accepted by the public, Egri Bikavér is associated with the name of Grőber Jenő, Eger vigneron. Sugár István Protected content 'I have searched different sources for the composition of grape types constituting bull's blood. The earliest record dates back to Protected content , when, in addition to kadarka, I have found blue frank, cabernet and merlot'.
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