Cabernet Franc

Villány 2012

Deep purple, almost black. Toasted wood, blueberry, plum and blackberry in the nose along with prune, cinnamon, truffle cream and cocoa. Sweet spices and chocolate characterize the mouthfeel and lead to the long and layered finish.Clean and well-structured with well-integrated tannins.

Varietal composition: cabernet franc
Recommended drinking temperature: 17-18 ℃
Alcohol content: 14,5 %
Bottle size: 0.75 l
Details

Winemaking

After rigorous hand selection, berries are gently crushed and briefly cold soaked in stainless steel tanks. Spontaneous malolactic fermentation in stainless steel and small French oak. 30-day total maceration in the tank to preserve the varietal's character. Aged for 19 months in 80% new and  20% used French oak barrels.

Bottled: July 2014

The Year

An amazing year with full of excitement, challenges even panic.  No routine procedures whatsoever! Soft winter in January (16C) was followed by serious cold and frost.  Kopár, the complete plantation seemed to be dead, everything looked grey and lifeless above snow-level. We got the next freezing cold-wave with frost right after bud-break on Easter Monday, followed by a cold and windy April-May! Some sensitive varietals (Kékfrankos, Cabernet Franc) did not look happy but it was still enough time for them to recover. An amazing summer came, never ending sunshine and heat but not much rain. The early ripening varietals suffered the most resulting a very early harvest. Our carefully-planned harvest schedule turned totally up-side-down:  our harvest usually starts with red varietals for Rose. Now we harvested the same grapes (fe. Merlot) for red wines by the end of August, along with Pinot Noir. It was not pre- and main harvest period as usual. They were beautiful ripe grapes all over the place, at every vineyard, every corner of the cellar, on every truck! Our whole vineyard worker team was on the fields day and night. Others were waiting at the winery for the grapes to be hand-selected. We were done with the harvest by October 5, quite early which gave us enough time to rethink our winemaking strategy based on the very ripe fruits of the 2012 harvest.

Details

Type Wine
Acidity 5,5 g/l
Alcohol content 14,5 %
Varietal composition: cabernet franc
pH 3,68
Bottle size 0.75 l
Beginning of harvest 2012-10-20
Bottling date 2014-07-01
Vinification in new and used French barrels
Ageing time 19 Month
Vineyards Ördögárok, Kopár

Tasting

Deep purple, almost black.
Toasted wood, blueberry, plum and blackberry in the nose along with prune, cinnamon, truffle cream and cocoa.
Sweet spices and chocolate characterize the mouthfeel and lead to the long and layered finish.Clean and well-structured with well-integrated tannins.

Earlier vintage(s)

2011

2008