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Kovacs Nimrod Winery 'Grand Bleu' Blaufrankisch, Nagy-Eged, Hungary

Kovacs Nimrod Winery 'Grand Bleu' Blaufrankisch, Nagy-Eged, Hungary

2013 Kovacs Nimrod Winery 'Grand Bleu' Blaufrankisch, Nagy-Eged, Hungary


The 2013 vintage of Kovacs Nimrod Winery’s ‘Grand Bleu’ Blaufrankisch captures the essence of Hungary’s rich winemaking tradition, particularly from the renowned Nagy-Eged hill. This vintage stands as a testament to the winery's dedication to crafting terroir-driven wines that embody both heritage and modern sophistication.

Product Details:

  • Wine Name: Grand Bleu
  • Vintage: 2013
  • Varietal: 100% Blaufrankisch (Kékfrankos)
  • Region: Nagy-Eged, Eger, Hungary
  • Alcohol Content: 13.5%
  • Vineyard Elevation: 500 meters above sea level
  • Soil Type: Limestone-laden soils
  • Bottles: 2,397
  • Total Acidity: 6.3 g/L
  • BRIX: 20.8
  • Harvest Date: September 26th, 2013

Sensory Description:

On the nose, the 2013 Grand Bleu reveals an inviting bouquet of ripe plum, black cherry, and dark chocolate, intertwined with subtle hints of minerals. The palate is equally complex, offering a harmonious blend of rich fruit flavors supported by balanced acidity and velvety tannins. The finish is long and lingering, with a beautiful integration of fruit and mineral notes that promise excellent aging potential.

Winemaker's Background:

Kovacs Nimrod Winery, nestled in the historic town of Eger, Hungary, prides itself on producing world-class wines from some of the region's finest terroirs. The winery is situated in seven continuous cellars on Verőszala Street, a tradition dating back to the 18th century. Under the guidance of modern winemaking techniques and sustainable practices, the winery continues to uphold the legacy of Eger’s storied winemaking history. The proprietor, Kovacs Nimrod, is committed to producing wines that reflect the unique character of their vineyards, particularly the limestone-rich soils of Nagy-Eged hill.

Serving Suggestions:

To fully appreciate the complexity of the 2013 Grand Bleu, serve at a temperature of 60-65°F. This wine pairs exceptionally well with hearty dishes such as stewed hare (Feldhase), lentil soup with smoked ham hock, and roast beef with gravy. Its rich flavors and balanced structure also make it a delightful companion to a variety of aged cheeses.

For a memorable experience, enjoy this wine in good company, allowing the intricate flavors to unfold as you savor each sip.


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