Cuvée 7 / Siklós

Villány 2015

Deep velvety red, thicker texture.  Sweet aromas of ripe fruits – those lovely homemade syrupy compotes from Grandmas’ pantry – fine tannins and delicate spiciness. Fine barrel spices in the mouth, too. “Villány Velvet Underground” from the breezy Siklós plateaus.

Varietal composition: merlot,cabernet franc
Recommended drinking temperature: 17-18 ℃
Alcohol content: 14,5 %
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 15 months in 70% used and 30% new French oak barrels.

Bottled: July 2017

The Year

After the rainy end of 2014 and very soft winter, we expected some infections early spring but managed to handle them successfully. Spring was short as usual in the last decade with prompt heat waves and unexpected cool periods. We had an ideal blooming time that resulted loose, healthy bunches. Summer and early fall were hot as hell also very dry. Still, our vineyards managed to avoid drought by utilizing the residual water in the deepest layers of the soil left from previous winter. The expected early harvest got delayed by a longer rainy period but did not affect quality. We harvested an awesome amount of wonderful fruit on every one of our vineyards without exception – and very much looking forward to tasting the wines of 2015.

Details

Type Wine
Acidity 5,6 g/l
Alcohol content 14,5 %
Varietal composition: merlot,cabernet franc
pH 3,62
Bottle size 0,75 l
Beginning of harvest 2015-10-12
Bottling date 2017-08-24
Vinification in new and used French barrels
Ageing time 15 Month
Vineyards Zuhánya, Makár, Csukma

Tasting

Deep velvety red, thicker texture.
Sweet aromas of ripe fruits – those lovely homemade syrupy compotes from Grandmas’ pantry.
Fine tannins and delicate spiciness. Fine barrel spices in the mouth, too.