Syrah

Villány 2016

The spice profile of the wine is extremely rich thanks to the vintage. Mostly nutmeg and fresh mint, completed by dried fruits, plum, black currant and date. Deliciously long acids and soft tannins, a dream food wine.

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 20 days of total maceration. Aged for 10 months in new and used in 80% used, 20% new French barrels.

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 5,5 g/l
Alcohol content 14 %
Varietal composition: syrah
pH 3,53
Bottle size 0,75 l
Beginning of harvest 2016-09-15
Bottling date 0208-06-05
Vinification in used and new oak barrels
Ageing time 10 Month
Vineyards Zuhánya, Ördögárok, Konkoly

Tasting

deep ruby
The spice profile of the wine is extremely rich thanks to the vintage. Mostly nutmeg and fresh mint.
Dried fruits, plum, black currant and date. Deliciously long acids and soft tannins, a dream food wine.

Earlier vintage(s)

2015