Cuvée 11

Villány 2016

A smooth blend of mostly Merlot with Kékfrankos, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Ruby red with ink blue hues, aromas of clove, dried plum and cinnamon taking the lead. The fine oak remains in the background, the mouthfeel is warm, round , velvety and comforting.

Varietal composition: cabernet sauvignon,merlot,kékfrankos,cabernet franc
Recommended drinking temperature: 17-18 ℃
Alcohol content: 14 %
Bottle size: 0,75 l
Details

Winemaking

Hand-sorted berries gently crushed and briefly soaked. Total maceration in stainless steel tanks to preserve the grape primer character.

Aged for 15 months in used and new (20-25%) French oak barrels.

The Year

Timely bud-break, no late frosts, and a lovely, rainy-humid spring marked the start, followed by a balanced and warm early-spring. However, April surprised us with some frost causing some damage to our NW vineyards. The blooming and binding period was perfect leading to full and healthy bunches. Frequently heavy rainstorms complicated vineyard work during the summer month and led to pre-harvest. In August, well-balanced warm (28-30 C) days helped to achieve silky tannins and deep colors while the cool (16-18 C) nights contributed to building optimal acidity structure in the red wines of 2016.

Details

Type Red wine
Acidity 5,7 g/l
Alcohol content 14 %
Varietal composition: cabernet sauvignon,merlot,kékfrankos,cabernet franc
pH 3,53
Bottle size 0,75 l
Beginning of harvest 2016-09-10
Bottling date 2018-05-20
Vinification Aged in used and new oak barrel
Ageing time 15 Month
Vineyards Zuhánya, Makár

Tasting

Ruby red with ink blue hues.
Aromas of clove, dried plum and cinnamon taking the lead.
The fine oak remains in the background, the mouthfeel is warm, round , velvety and comforting.

Earlier vintage(s)

2013

2014