Rosé

Villány 2017

A vibrant blend of Merlot, Kékfrankos (Blaufränkisch), Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon,  Cabernet Franc and Syrah. Lively medium pink with hibiscus and rose petal in the nose. On the palate spring cherries, watermelon, raspberries and a touch of cloves. Fresh and rosy-cheeked, clean, balanced and irresistible.

 

Recommended drinking temperature: 10 ℃
Alcohol content: 12,5 %
Bottle size: 0,75 l
Details

Winemaking

Harvest Date: from 18th of August on.

After a quick, accurate selection berries immediately cold pressed. 100% naturaly fermented at low temperature (16,5 – 18 °C) in stainless steel tanks to maximize fruit character. Fined and filtered, Sur-lie aged in stainless steel for 3 months.

Bottling date: from 29th of November

The Year

The fall-winter resting time of the vineyards was very cold in 2017, with just a moderate amount of snow. The above average warm months of March resulted very early bud-break on the Blaufrankisch (Kékfrankos) plantations, followed by the Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. The pre-blooming period was exremely warm leading to quick blooming and binding in the second two weeks of May. The June-August period was warm and balanced. In July several quick but heavy storms put our perfectly ripening bunches in risk. Due to the steady high temperatures the sugar development of the berries was quicker than usual, only slowing down by early August. The early fall colder nights came just in time helping to build acidity and aromas. The harvest started with the Rose bases as usual, followed by a cold and dry September. Ripening slowed down a bit while we gained more acidity and wonderful aromas! Luckily, October rewarded us with awesome warm weather to finish the harvest with the big reds, Cabernet Sauvignon closing the cellar door. The conclusion? Lean and elegant wines, lively colors, vibrant acidity, moderate alcohol, balance over body.

Details

Type Wine
Acidity 5,9 g/l
Alcohol content 12,5 %
pH 3,20
Bottle size 0,75 l
Beginning of harvest 2017-08-18
Bottling date 2017-11-29
Vinification steel only
Ageing time 3 Month
Vineyards Zuhánya, Várerdő, Makár

Tasting

Lively medium pink.
Hibiscus and rose petal in the nose
On the palate spring cherries, watermelon, raspberries and a touch of cloves. Fresh and rosy-cheeked, clean, balanced and irresistible.

Earlier vintage(s)

2016