Cuvée 7 / Siklós

Villány 2012

Gyönyörű mélyvörös/sötétbordó színű, intenzív és elegáns nyitó illatok. Hamar megmutatja sokszínűségét, ahogy levegőt kap. Ellőször csokoládé- hordójegyek de finoman hamar gyümölcsfelhangba vált át. Kandírozott erdei bogyósok piros ribizli, majd áfonya, szilva. Telt, selymes finom, bársonyos indulású a korty, megint piros gyümöcsök. Elegánsan tetőzik, jól kitart; friss, fiatal, finoman kinyert és jó minőségű tanninok, diszkrét hordó, jó szerkezet (sav-tannin).

Varietal composition: cabernet sauvignon,merlot,cabernet franc
Recommended drinking temperature: 17-18 ℃
Alcohol content: 15 %
Bottle size: 0,75 l
Details

Winemaking

Three days cold maceration of accurately hand-sorted, clean berries. 35 days of total maceration in stainless steel tanks. Full, partial natural malolactic fermentation before the press.

Aged for 17 months in 70% used and 30% new French oak barrels.

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 Red wine
Acidity 6,4 g/l
Alcohol content 15 %
Varietal composition: cabernet sauvignon,merlot,cabernet franc
pH 3,6
Bottle size 0,75 l
Beginning of harvest 2012-09-25
Bottling date 2014-06-19
Vinification Aged in used and oak barrels
Ageing time 17 Month
Vineyards Makár

Tasting

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