Vida Peter Bikaver 2017

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Bikaver is a Hungarian blend based on Kékfrankos and Kadarka. The two local grapes must together make up at least 50% of the blend, while oak should be used sparingly. Szekszárdi Bikavér is generally medium ruby in colour with pronounced fruit and spice, vibrant acidity and silky, velvety tannins. Its aromatics are characterised by spice, paprika, mint, hibiscus and rosemary as well as red berry fruit, cherry, raspberry and plum. Kékfrankos provides the blend’s backbone, freshness, acidity and pronounced yet silky tannins. While Kadarka is responsible for its floral, spicy notes, which add bewitching lightness to the wine. Of course, as always, much depends on the winemaker’s style too, but what is certain is that Szekszárdi Bikavér is a truly appealing, elegant wine, which speaks of the place of origin.

Description

Tasting Notes from Pinto Wines

Colour developing garnet
Nose paprika, mint, hibiscus and rosemary as well as red berry fruit, cherry, raspberry and plum
Palate pronounced cherries and paprika spice, earthy herbs, vibrant acidity and silky, velvety tannins

Fact Sheet

Size 75 cl
Grape Variety 50% Kékfrankos, 10% Kadarka 10% CF&CS, 30% Merlot
Alcohol % 13%
Style medium bodied, high acidity red with nicely developing tertiary notes
Estate/Producer Vida Peter
Country Hungary
Region Szekszard
Vintage 2017
Vinification hand harvest, manual bunch selection,
cooled fermentation at 28⁰C for 16 days.
Aging in inox tanks for 6 months, then 70% in 1000 litre, 30%
in 300 and 500 litre used barrels for 24 months.
Closure Natural cork
Cellaring/Ageing Potential Nice tertiary development will further improve for another 5 years minimum.
We expect this wine to be at its peak between 2027-2030.

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