Syrah

Villány 2015

Spectacularly rich and lively, the wine displays red currant, rich oriental spices, white pepper, vanilla beans and dark roasted coffee. The palate is full-bodied, fresh and concentrated,exhibiting elegant tannins and a lingering, fruity, somewhat mineral finish.  

Varietal composition: syrah
Recommended drinking temperature: 17-18 ℃
Alcohol content: 14 %
Bottle size: 0,75 l
Details

Winemaking

Hand-sorted and pre-cooled berries gently crushed and briefly soaked. Controlled malolactic fermentation in small French barrels followed by 24 days of total maceration. Aged for 12 months in new and used in 80% used, 20% new French barrels.

 

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 5,5 g/l
Alcohol content 14 %
Varietal composition: syrah
pH 3,52
Bottle size 0,75 l
Beginning of harvest 2015-09-18
Bottling date 2017-07-11
Vinification in used and new French barrels
Ageing time 12 Month
Vineyards Zuhánya, Ördögárok, Konkoly

Tasting

deep ruby
Displays red currant, rich oriental spices, white pepper, vanilla beans and dark roasted coffee.
The palate is full-bodied, fresh and concentrated,exhibiting elegant tannins and a lingering, fruity, somewhat mineral finish.