Kadarka

Villány 2015

Aerial ruby red with orange hues. Playful and energizing with marshmallow and lively minerality. Red fruits and dry spices dominate the mouthfeel along with the signature Hungarian ground paprika. Lean, elegant and fun.

Varietal composition: kadarka
Recommended drinking temperature: 12 ℃
Alcohol content: 13 %
Bottle size: 0.75 l
Details

Vineyards

Ördögárok vineyard

Crops are grown on soil that is enriched with minerals such as loess, limestone and red clay. Kadarka is the grape that builts its charm on tannins: this is why the wine from here is better than anywhere else. Because there is a large difference of sea-level level between the slanted ground of the vineyard, grapes mature in a hot ditch that keeps in the heat all day and night long.

 

Winemaking

After rigorous hand selection, berries are gently crushed and briefly cold soaked in stainless steel tanks. Spontaneous malolactic fermentation in stainless steel and small French oak. 30-day total maceration in the tank to preserve the varietal's character. Sur-lie aging all the way to blending. Aged in stainless steel and selected wood.

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 Red wine
Acidity 5,35 g/l
Alcohol content 13 %
Varietal composition: kadarka
pH 3,44
Bottle size 0.75 l
Beginning of harvest 2015-09-18
Bottling date 2016-11-06
Vinification In stainless steel and selected barrels.
Ageing time 12 Month
Vineyards Ördögárok

Tasting

Aerial ruby red with orange hues.
Playful and energizing with marshmallow and lively minerality.
Red fruits and dry spices dominate the mouthfeel along with the signature Hungarian ground paprika.

Earlier vintage(s)

2014