Cuvée 13

Villány 2017

Lively purple with pink rim, crisp and refreshing. Aromas of tart cherry and blackberry leads the nose along with the sweet smell of homemade cherry compote.The palate is playful, light ad polished with the fresh minerality of red currant, silky, soft tannins and a touch of smoke.

 

Varietal composition: cabernet sauvignon,merlot,kékfrankos,syrah,cabernet franc
Recommended drinking temperature: 12 ℃
Alcohol content: 13,5 %
Bottle size: 0,75 l
Details

Winemaking

 

After a quick, accurate selection berries cold-soaked for 3-5 days. Fermented in stainless steel tanks with indigenous yeast to maximize fruit character.

Aged in stainless steel and selected used barrels for 3 months.

 

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 Red wine
Acidity 5,6 g/l
Alcohol content 13,5 %
Varietal composition: cabernet sauvignon,merlot,kékfrankos,syrah,cabernet franc
pH 3,58
Bottle size 0,75 l
Beginning of harvest 2017-08-17
Bottling date 2018-07-26
Vinification In used oak barrels.
Ageing time 3 Month
Vineyards Zuhánya, Várerdő, Makár, Ördögárok

Tasting

Lively purple with pink rim.
Aromas of tart cherry and blackberry leads the nose along with the sweet smell of homemade cherry compote.
The palate is playful, light ad polished with the fresh minerality of red currant, silky, soft tannins and a touch of smoke.

Earlier vintage(s)

2016