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Vinous Obscura, Agria/Kekfrankos ‘Kek Bika’ Willamette Valley
‘Kék Bika’ (Blue Bull) is a co-fermentation of traditional Hungarian grapes that were recently planted in the hills above Forest Grove, Oregon. This mix of Agria (Teran), Kekfrankos (Blaüfrankish), Zweigelt, and Rondo are common in many of the famous red wines from Hungary, Czech Republic, and Austria. Some of these grapes are planted in the Oregon for the first time. This vintage has incredible freshness, it screams of blue fruits and a spice that comes from our loess and volcanic soils. Aged in used Hungarian oak barrels, we set out to reimagine what is possible in the Willamette Valley. We are more like the former Austro-Hungarian wine regions than Burgundy. Bottled unfined (vegan) and unfiltered. Aged in neurtal hogs head barrels for 9 months. 60 cases produced.