HЁRKA Chardonnay 2018
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.
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 first days of August with pinot noir rosé harvest. We harvested mature, healthy and rich grapes, with beautiful colour.
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: 12,82 %
CONSUME AT: 10 -11˚C