Kékfrankos

Villány 2017

Huge team favorite, in top form in this vintage. Velvety red color, delicate acids and very soft tannins. An outburst of red fruits, cranberries, raspberries, black cherries lead the nose and the palate completed by ripe fleshy black cherries. The balance of aromas and taste is simply delightful.

 

Varietal composition: kékfrankos
Recommended drinking temperature: 12 ℃
Alcohol content: 13 %
Bottle size: 0,75 l
Details

Winemaking

Hand-sorted and pre-cooled berries briefly cold-soaked. 30 days of total maceration in stainless steel tanks.

After gentle pressing, aged for 10 months in used (70%) and new (30%), oak barrels (500L)

The Year

The fall-winter resting time of the vineyards was very cold in 2017, with just a moderate amount of snow. The above average warm months of March resulted very early bud-break on the Blaufrankisch (Kékfrankos) plantations, followed by the Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. The pre-blooming period was exremely warm leading to quick blooming and binding in the second two weeks of May. The June-August period was warm and balanced. In July several quick but heavy storms put our perfectly ripening bunches in risk. Due to the steady high temperatures the sugar development of the berries was quicker than usual, only slowing down by early August. The early fall colder nights came just in time helping to build acidity and aromas. The harvest started with the Rose bases as usual, followed by a cold and dry September. Ripening slowed down a bit while we gained more acidity and wonderful aromas! Luckily, October rewarded us with awesome warm weather to finish the harvest with the big reds, Cabernet Sauvignon closing the cellar door. The conclusion? Lean and elegant wines, lively colors, vibrant acidity, moderate alcohol, balance over body.

Details

Type Red Wine
Acidity 6,3 g/l
Alcohol content 13 %
Varietal composition: kékfrankos
pH 3,42
Bottle size 0,75 l
Beginning of harvest 2017-10-02
Bottling date 2019-06-03
Vinification in used and new oak barrels
Ageing time 10 Month
Vineyards Zuhánya

Tasting

Velvety red.
An outburst of red fruits, cranberries, raspberries, black cherries lead the nose.
Black cherries lead the palate completed by ripe fleshy black cherries.

Earlier vintage(s)

2015