Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
Harmonious, rich wine with varietal character marked further by the terroir of Villány. Cabernet Sauvignon is a real ‘world traveller’, who has seen a lot and knows a lot. It frequently comes into and goes out of fashion, but this does not bother the sauvignon.
Ripe fruits of mulberry, prune, and blackcurrant with spices of cocoa, aniseed and tobacco unfold in its warm scent. The sip is round and the tannins nicely blend in the sturdy structure. This balanced combination leaves its mark in the long lasting finish, as well.
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.
Good choice with beef stews and roasts, feels gratifying during heavy meals.
Vegetation started early in 2016. We got luck and did not have any extremity, the vines were not frightened and the summer was pleasant, without heat alerts and with enough wet. We started the harvest on the 1st of September and the ideal, warm, dry “late summer” weather lasted till the middle of October. The balanced growth delivered concentrated aromas, the harvested grape was well-balanced with good acidity and sugar level.
Villány | Dobogó vineyard
The fermentation and maceration was slow and evenly balanced. The whole period for the two parts lasted 21–29 days at 26–28 °C temperature. The malolactic fermentation and maturation took place in 225 litre Hungarian oak barrels of mixed age (30 % new, 20 % one year old and 50 % older).
The wine was bottled after 17 months of ageing.
ALCOHOL: 13,25 %
CONSUME AT: 17 ˚C