Villányi Franc 2016
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.
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