In terms of taste, Turán is arguably Hungary’s most unique red variety. It has a characteristic clove, sweet-spice, and potpourri aroma. It is so spicy that it can taste almost like a mulled-wine. Turán is a Hungarian man-made crossing of two other crossings: the Bikavér 8 (Teinturier x Kadarka) and Gárdonyi Géza (Medoc Noir x Csabagyöngye) varieties. And it inherited a bit of each of its four parents: the deep purple color of the Teinturier (one of the rare varieties that has colored grape flesh); the lightness of tannin of Kadarka; the violet and clove aromas of Medoc Noir; and the grapey and fruity flavors of Csabagyöngye. This wine stood out to us during a tasting we had when visiting the Csernyik Winery. We simply loved it, so we immediately started selling this wine in our shop. It is a classic example of a Turán wine, with a deep, concentrated purple color, and Christmas-cake aromas, such as cloves and sour cherry preserves. It is a wine definitely worth trying!