Bulls Blood of Eger (Egervin) 75cl

Bulls Blood of Eger (Egervin) 75cl
Stock code: 41
Availability: Out of Stock
5.77
(4.81 ex VAT)
(Bulls Blood, Szekszardi - In Stock)
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Further Information

Country:
Hungary
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Region:
Eger
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Category:
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Brand:
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Size:
75cl
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Body:
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ABV:
12%
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Food Match:
red meat, game, strong cheese
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Product Description

Deep ruby colour, mouth-watering bouquet and subtle, spicy, fruit driven flavour.

Situated in the North Eastern part of Hungary, Eger, with its volcanic soils and temperate climate, provides the ideal conditions for the growth of the Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Kekfrankos and Oporto grapes.

Open Bulls Blood one hour before serving. Serve at 16-18 degrees Celsius.

Background - Bull's Blood wine enjoys one of the richest traditions in all of wine making. The story begins in the small town of Eger, Hungary. The town of Eger is noted in history for withstanding a heavy siege by the Turks in 1552 - when legends became rife about Bull's Blood.

The castle of Eger, whose construction began in the 13th century, established Eger's reputation. The town achieved lasting fame when 2,000 Hungarian soldiers led by Captain Istvan Dobo withstood a month-long siege to successfully defend the strategically vital fortress from the onslaught of 150,000 Turkish troops.

In fact, by thwarting the Ottoman Turks advance, Captain Dobo and his men completely halted the Ottoman Empire's invasion of Western Europe.

During the siege, the citizens of Eger opened their wine cellars and drank red wine to give them strength to fight off the Turks. The wine spilled over their beards and onto their armour, colouring them blood red. As the citizens continued their valiant fight against the invading Turks, word spread quickly that the Hungarians were drinking the blood of bulls to make themselves strong and fierce.

The superstitious Turks were fearful and demoralized. As a result, the heroic Hungarian soldiers, defending the castle of Eger, though being heavily outnumbered, successfully repelled the invading Turks.