Regarding the 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. This wine is made by the small family-owned Csernyik Winery, located in the volcanic Mátra region. 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!