HЁRKA Chardonnay 2016
1 599 Ft
2167 in stock
An elegant, round and creamy Chardonnay with varietal character. The fresh ‘autumn’ fruitiness of apple and pear is complemented by the subtle elegance of clove, vanilla and cinnamon spices.
Our chardonnay is round, fresh and ethereal, like the character it is named after. In the ancient legend of Villány HЁRKA is the beautiful maiden, whom the devil couldn’t resist.
It is great chilled as an aperitif. It is a good companion with cream sauces and soups, such as vegetable cream soup or béchamel, white meat and fish, or grilled vegetables.
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.
Dry white wine
Villány | Pillangó vineyard, Plateau
The harvested grapes were pressed in whole clusters. 2/3 of the must was then fermented in steel tanks at a temperature between 16–20 °C while 1/3 in 225 litre Hungarian oak barrels for 4 months. The lees were stirred several times using the ‘batonnage’ technique – helping the wine develop a rounder, creamier, fuller character.
The two batches were finally blended.
ALCOHOL: 13,26 %
CONSUME AT: 10 -11˚C