Leaving Villány center traveling toward Siklós, the hard-to-miss contemporary rubble-stone complex embraced by Szársomlyó and Jammertal vineyards is our winery. The building contains ample work surfaces and cellars (7000 hectolitre/year) to avoid any compromise on optimal harvest time due to lack of space or equipment. Our tanks and fermenting bins hold 650 – 660 gallons so we can keep our base wines separtately at each vineyard.

Villány Sauska: contemporary, functional, minimal 

Vineyards

Soil type:

The soil contains solid limestone with marl and dolomite. The top layer is made up of high-calcium topcoat of humic carbonate, loess, clay, and sand patches. Calcium rich loess provides higher acidity, lively, fruity blends and a fragile, elegant structure to the grapes.

Types:

cabernet sauvignon, merlot, kékfrankos, portugieser, cabernet franc, kadarka

Orientation:

This vineyard exemplifies Siklós' rich character and is ranked among the top vineyards in the region. Climate is important when it comes to acidity in wine, especially for red.  The location of this winery is unique because the constant wind movement results in a higher air temperature difference between day and night. Plants breathe better during a cooler night which preserves the valuable acids in grapes.

Altitude:

cordon, Guyot

Soil type:

Crops are grown on soil that is enriched with minerals such as loess, limestone and red clay. Kadarka is the grape that builts its charm on tannins: this is why the wine from here is better than anywhere else. 

Types:

cabernet sauvignon, merlot, syrah, cabernet franc, kadarka

Orientation:

Because there is a large difference of sea-level level between the slanted ground of the vineyard, grapes mature in a hot ditch that keeps in the heat all day and night long.

Altitude:

cordon, Guyot

Soil type:

The makeup of the minerals in the brown forest soil includes marl, dolomite, loess, redzina, soil and limestone. This soil structure, together with the high heat bouncing back from the vineyard`s gray dolomite boulders, result in the spicy-sparkling notes of the Kopár wines. 

Types:

cabernet sauvignon, merlot, kékfrankos, cabernet franc

Orientation:

Most of the west part of Villány is completely protected from the north which is the reason the Spring blooming comes early in the year. It is common for Almond trees to start budding by late February. We recently moved the crops to a rocky, steep hillside location. Our twenty-year old Merlot plantation grows well there because the warmth of the soil supports the maturation process.

Altitude:

cordon, Guyot

Soil type:

The soil contains layers of limestone-dolomite, loess and red clay which is perfect for growing exceptional grapes. Konkoly is usually our last stop at harvest time.

Types:

cabernet sauvignon, merlot, syrah, cabernet franc

Orientation:

Our Villány vineyards at the highest elevation are 200-260 m above sea level. The plantations are located behind a hill called Szársomlyó which protects the grape vines from the heat of the midday sun. The air temperature cools down at night, even during the summertime, which helps grapes from losing their acidity and reduces overripening.

Altitude:

cordon