Kadarka

Villány 2016

Bright ruby red. Rich aromas of cloves and pepper lead the nose along with dried cherries and a touch of rosehip. Rosehips continues on the palate as well completed by good dried cocoa and candied fruits. Deliciously balanced tannins, long bold finish.

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.

Aged in stainless steel and selected wood.

The Year

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.

Details

Type Red Wine
Acidity 5,9 g/l
Alcohol content 13 %
Varietal composition: kadarka
pH 3,36
Bottle size 0,75 l
Beginning of harvest 2016-09-09
Bottling date 2017-11-20
Vinification In stainless steel and oak
Ageing time 10 Month
Vineyards Ördögárok

Tasting

Bright ruby red color.
Rich aromas of cloves and pepper lead the nose along with dried cherries and a touch of rosehip.
Rosehips continues on the palate as well completed by good dried cocoa and candied fruits.

Earlier vintage(s)

2015

2014