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KÉKFRANKOS/BLAUFRÄNKISCH 2018

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One of our most popular wines in this Blaufrankisch or Kékfrankos. It shows the unique character of the variety in an honest and pure manner, creating a powerful and lively wine with the typically vivid acidity. This is why we love it. The freshly poured wine brings about a bouquet of lustful and spicy scents. In the mouth this is complemented by the fruitiness of black cherry and rosehip, as well as the bitter aromas of dark chocolate.  Its elegance shows through lively acids.

From the outset we believe wine and art belong together. We asked seven contemporary Hungarian writers and poets to draw inspiration from the premium wines of Vylyan Winery. From the essence of poems and short stories the creating hand conjured up artistic drawings, and we now present the result to the world on the Vylyan bottles. The drawings reflect the soul of the wines on paper, as the artists see them.

You can read here the story of Kékfrankos.

It pairs well with spicy, yet not overwhelmingly heavy dishes, and also works perfectly in itself, musing on the uniqueness of the Blaufrankisch.

2018

2018 is going to be one of the most extraordinary vintages for the Villány wine region, also memorable for one of the earliest harvests so far, which started on 10 August. Overall, it is considered a warm vintage, with dry periods and intensive precipitation following each other in an appropriate pace. We have had 40 days of intensive rain, followed by a warm and dry period, early budding, early blooming and explosive development. The long harvest season from August to October saw plenty of sunshine, resulting in perfectly ripe grapes which are also rich in elegant acidity.

Dry red wine

EXPOSURE:
Villány wine region | Városhegy vineyard

VINIFICATION-MATURATION

Open-tank fermentation with two brief pumpings over each day. It was kept with the grape skins for two weeks and fermented for 10 days.

Matured in 225-litre Hungarian oak barrels with the ages: one-third new, one-third one and two-year-old, one-third older. The wine was bottled after 12-month ageing in barrels.

ALCOHOL: 13,44 %

CONSUME AT: 16-17 ˚C

AWC Vienna 2019 – Silver

MONTENUOVO 2017

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Noble wine named after Duke Montenuovo Nandor, who owned parts of our vineyards at the beginning of the 20th century.

This wine is a well balanced blend with a golden mean between the full-bodied and the lively-fruity styles. Its bright, fruity upbeat is filled with diverse scents in which bourdeaux varieties come together in a harmonising accord completed with spiciness of the syrah.

It’s complexity makes it a good match with many kinds of dishes, thus a favourite of the best restaurants.

From the outset we believe wine and art belong together. We asked seven contemporary Hungarian writers and poets to draw inspiration from the premium wines of Vylyan Winery. From the essence of poems and short stories the creating hand conjured up artistic drawings, and we now present the result to the world on the Vylyan bottles. The drawings reflect the soul of the wines on paper, as the artists see them.

You can read here the story of Montenouvo.

Jolly Joker of gastronomy. It’s complexity makes it a good match with many kinds of dishes, thus a favourite of the best restaurants.

2017

The coldest winter and the earliest vintage ever! We had a real, cold, long-lasting winter with minus degrees. Flowering in late May, good warm summer, with enough wet. The early harvest started on the 17th of August with pinot noir rosé harvest. We harvested mature, healthy and rich grapes, with beautiful colour.

Dry red wine

WINE REGION
Villány | Dobogó, Mandolás amd Városhegy vineyards

GRAPE VARIETIES

Zweigelt, Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc

VINIFICATION-MATURATION

The varieties and slopes were vinificated separately. Maceration on the skin lasted for 14 to 25 days. Extraction of the grape by open and later closed pumping over. The malolactic fermentation and maturation took place in barrels for 15-20 months. Barrels are made out of Hungarian oak: 80% in 225 l barrels, 20% in 6000 l casks. After blending the cuvee we matured it in steel tanks.

ALCOHOL: 13,62 %

CONSUME AT: 16-17 °C

Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

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Cabernet Sauvignon is a world traveller with experience and knowledge. Sometimes it comes into fashion,then it is forgotten,but Sauvignon does not seem to care. Vylyan wines are famous for their complex,fine-tuned and ethereal elegance,as well as a lively and refreshing sip. The exciting bouquet is full of dark floral notes and hints of ripe blackthorn. Although it is red wine,the intensive fruitiness makes the aroma almost sweet with notes of plum and a hint of smoky prune jam,followed by lots of chocolate and some tartness. The sip feels elegant and lengthy, suitable for long maturation

From the outset we believe wine and art belong together. We asked seven contemporary Hungarian writers and poets to draw inspiration from the premium wines of Vylyan Winery. From the essence of poems and short stories the creating hand conjured up artistic drawings, and we now present the result to the world on the Vylyan bottles. The drawings reflect the soul of the wines on paper, as the artists see them.

You can read here the story of Cabernet Sauvignon.

Pairs well with roast beef, paprika stewand other meat-rich dishes.

2016

Vegetation started early in2016,after an early spring the first frost also bitearly. We were lucky to avoid frost, blizzards and then had a pleasantly warm summer without major temperature variations, adequate volume of precipitation, ensuring that grapes can develop steadily. The harvest began when school starts,on 1st of September,and we had above-the-average“summer-like”weather for the whole months.  As the saying of French winemakers goes:summer provided quantity and the wonderful September provided quality. We harvested healthy grapes with fineacidity and sugar content. Maturation was slow and steady,favouring the perfection of zesty aromas.

Dry red wine

WINE REGION
Villány | Dobogó vineyard

GRAPE VARIETIES
Cabernet Sauvignon

VINIFICATION-MATURATION

Grapes from the Dobogó vineyard were fermented with the grape skins for 16 to 18 days and then pressed. Malolactic fermentation was performed spontaneously with wild yeast. The wine was bottled after 14-month ageing in barrels. Ages of the barrels: 30%new, 30%one-year-old, 40%older

ALCOHOL: 13,25 %

CONSUME AT: 17 ˚C

Merlot 2018

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Our lovable merlot captivates with its lively and concentrated character.

Nice sip with elegant and round structure and soft tannins.

Exuberantly fruity  wine packed with red berries and followed by barrel spices (cocoa, mint and cedar).

Every drop is round and soul warming.

From the outset we believe wine and art belong together. We asked seven contemporary Hungarian writers and poets to draw inspiration from the premium wines of Vylyan Winery. From the essence of poems and short stories the creating hand conjured up artistic drawings, and we now present the result to the world on the Vylyan bottles. The drawings reflect the soul of the wines on paper, as the artists see them.

You can read here the story of Merlot.

We recommend it with grilled meats, roasts and most meals with a fruit side dish.

2018 is going to be one of the most extraordinary vintages for the Villány wine region, also memorable for one of the earliest harvests so far, which started on 10 August. Overall, it is considered a warm vintage, with dry periods and intensive precipitation following each other in an appropriate pace. We have had 40 days of intensive rain, followed by a warm and dry period, early budding, early blooming and explosive development. The long harvest season from August to October saw plenty of sunshine, resulting in perfectly ripe grapes which are also rich in elegant acidity.

Dry red wine

WINE REGION
Villány, Pillangó and Mandolás vineyards

VINIFICATION-MATURATION

We blend this single varietal Merlot from our most beautiful sites of Pillango and Mandolas single vineyards. We applied maceration on the skin for 20 and 24 days, on 27°C. For extraction first we used open and in the last tierce closed pumping over. Malolactic fermentation followed with natural yeasts in steel tanks.

Bottled after 13 months of aging in 225 l barrels made out of Hungarian oak (from Zemplen and Mecsek hills and as a “hint of spice”, 3% of American oak.

ALCOHOL: 13,95 %

CONSUME AT: 16-17 °C

CSÓKA 2017

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Limited edition, recommended for fans of native tastes!

Csóka is a true rarity. The autochthonous variety has been grown in Hungary already before the Kadarka and it is practically extinct today. Because of the special characteristics of this grape variety, we decided to save it and plant it on our estate once again. In cooperation with the Pécs Research Institute for Viniculture and Oenology, we launched an exciting experiment in spring 2004, grafting Kadarka plants with the ancient Hungarian variety, Csóka. The experiment yielded success, with the 4000 vines, we have become the proud holders of Hungary’s largest Csóka plantation! This ancient variety is not one of clichés. The unique characteristics are represented in this relatively warm vintage through the aromatic notes of rose hip jelly,liquorice and dried sour cherry. A medium-bodied wine with fine acidity.

Hungarian dishes, fish with paprika and sweet chilli, Italian-style pasta and tomato dishes.

2017

Another year of superlatives: the coldest winter and the earliest beginning of the harvest so far!

We had the true cold winter of our childhood memories, with long-lasting sub-zero temperatures, precipitation, but contrary to our European “colleagues” we at least suffered no frost damage.

The late May bloom was followed by a steadily warm summer, with adequate precipitation, luckily. This all brought about the early harvest which commenced on 17 August, with the grapes for the Pinot Noir rosé first.

The grapes proved to be ripe and intact, with unprecedented richness of colour and excellent contents.

Dry red wine

WINE REGION
Villány, Mandolás vineyard

GRAPE VARIETIES
Csóka

VINIFICATION-MATURATION

We used manual pumping overs, using the traditional method in wooden vats. Second- and third-fill casks were used for malolactic fermentation and maturation as well (for 6 months). Similarly to the technique used with the Pinot Noir, bottling is performed without racking.

ALCOHOL: 13.41 %

CONSUME AT: 17 °C

Villányi Franc 2017

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We are sure that the Villanyi Franc has a mission in the world. For us this wine represents the highest complexity that can be achieved from the Villany grapes.

The variety has set its roots in the Villany soil and has found its home here forever. As have we.

According to the renewed Villány appellation control system, “Villányi Franc” apellation is a carefully selected 100% cabernet franc – the flagship brand of the wine region.

As Michael Broadbent says, “Cabernet Franc has found its natural home in Villány.”

Villányi Franc is the embodiment of elegance and harmony.

From the outset we believe wine and art belong together. We asked seven contemporary Hungarian writers and poets to draw inspiration from the premium wines of Vylyan Winery. From the essence of poems and short stories the creating hand conjured up artistic drawings, and we now present the result to the world on the Vylyan bottles. The drawings reflect the soul of the wines on paper, as the artists see them.

You can read here the story of Villányi Franc.

Flavoured with beef, roasts, game dishes, stews, ripe cheese and bitter chocolate desserts.

2017

Another year of superlatives: the coldest winter and the earliest beginning of the harvest so far!

We had the true cold winter of our childhood memories, with long-lasting sub-zero temperatures, precipitation, but contrary to our European “colleagues” we at least suffered no frost damage.

The late May bloom was followed by a steadily warm summer, with adequate precipitation, luckily. This all brought about the early harvest which commenced on 17 August, with the grapes for the Pinot Noir rosé first.

The grapes proved to be ripe and intact, with unprecedented richness of colour and excellent contents.

Dry red wine

WINE REGION
Villány | Mandolás vineyard

GRAPE VARIETIES
Cabernet Franc

VINIFICATION-MATURATION

The harvest was during the cooler October, so we applied cold maceration in the beginning, to enchance fruitiness. Maceration on the skin took place in closed vats and lasted for 25 days, on 26 – 28°C. For extraction first we used opened and after closed pumping over. Malolactic fermentation and maturation took place in barrels.

Barrels: 225 l made out of Hungarian oak from Zemplen and Mecsek wood. Age: 30 % new, 40% 1 – 2 year old, 30% older.

The wine was bottled after 13 months of further ageing.

ALCOHOL: 14,47 %

CONSUME AT: 16-17 °C

Syrah 2015

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The Syrah variety is a real mysterious mediterranean character with the elegance of a gentleman, representing strength and silkiness. This wine is round and harmonic with vivid acids and silky tannins.

The rich varietal character is coloured by scents of anise and candied cranberry and forest fruits of blackberry and  dogberry, rounded with a hint of creamy coffee in the long and lingering finish.

From the outset we believe wine and art belong together. We asked seven contemporary Hungarian writers and poets to draw inspiration from the premium wines of Vylyan Winery. From the essence of poems and short stories the creating hand conjured up artistic drawings, and we now present the result to the world on the Vylyan bottles. The drawings reflect the soul of the wines on paper, as the artists see them.

You can read here the story of Syrah.

Good choice with beef and roasts, spicy meals, exotic dishes, ripe cheese and bitter chocolate desserts.

2015

White and cold winter; warm and sunny spring with early blooming; hot and dry summer – start of ripening at the end of July. Because of the hot summer days the harvest already started on the 21st of August and lasted until the 19th of October under ideal weather conditions.

Dry red wine

VINEYARD
Villány | Mandolás-Vineyard

VARIETIES
Syrah

VINIFICATION-MATURATION
Intense fermentation lasted for 18 days. Malolactic fermentation and maturation took place in 225 litre Hungarian (85%) and American (15%) oak barrels and the wine was aged for 16 months before bottling.

ALCOHOL: 13 %

CONSUME AT: 16-17 ˚C

Challenge International Du Vin 2018 | Gold

AWC Vienna 2018 | Silver

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