Villányi Franc 2016
3 890 Ft
2-4 working days
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.
Vegetation started early in 2016, after an early spring the first frost also bit early. We were lucky to avoid frost, blizzards and thenOur 2016 Villányi Franc is the embodiment of elegance and harmony. This wine displays beautiful balance with vivid acidity and velvety tannins. Complex character, where refreshing fruitiness plays with opulent barrel notes.
Flavoured with beef, roasts, game dishes, stews, ripe cheese and bitter chocolate desserts.
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 red wine
Villány | Mandolás vineyard
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: 13,64 %
CONSUME AT: 16-17 °C