Cuvée 7 / Siklós
Ruby red rim with purple hues. Clean and focused, a bit on the cold side - very much in character talking about the high-elevation Siklós vineyards. Energizing and light the first sip with vanilla, cloves, meadow flowers, especially lavender. On the palate interesting saltiness, supple tannins and playful finish. Full of life and confidence, with lots of secrets for the future. No rush to consume.
|Varietal composition:||cabernet sauvignon,merlot,cabernet franc|
|Recommended drinking temperature:||17-18 ℃|
|Alcohol content:||14,5 %|
|Bottle size:||0,75 l|
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: September 2018
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.
|Ruby red rim with purple hues.|
|Clean and focused, a bit on the cold side - very much in character talking about the high-elevation Siklós vineyards.|
|On the palate interesting saltiness, supple tannins and playful finish.|