Vylyan Pillangó 2019 Villány Hungary

Gilbert & Gaillard Double Gold for Pillangó

Beauty in bottle

The butterfly is a marvellous creature of God, no wonder the word for this insect is also beautiful in every language. Butterfly, mariposa, farfalla – and also ‘pillangó’, this word is one of the most beautiful words of our language. So is Vylyan Pillangó one of our most beautiful wines. Pillangó is one of the 4 Vylyan wines with Gilbert and Gaillard gold medal. The vineyard is going to be replanted, thus for a while there won’t be more Vylyan Pillangó, so you’d better stock some!


The wine is made of 100% Merlot, the grape comes from Pillangó vineyard, a west facing plateau in the shape of a butterfly spreading its wings. Fermentation took place at law temperature on the skin for 23 days. It matured for 16 months in 225 oak barrels made of Hungarian oak (Zemplén and Mecsek), 60% new, 20% two-year-old, 20% older. Only the best barrels were bottled as Pillangó.

Gilbert & Gaillard tasting panel gave 90 points to the wine and commented:
“Beautiful, deep colour with tile-red reflections. On the nose, jammy fruit mingle with hints of liquorice. The powerfulattack leads to a tannic but relatively light-bodied wine. Good balance, but needs to be enjoyed immediately.

We agree with the review, except for the last sentence. This wine still has a few years to enjoy! But, of course it is great even now.

Vylyan wines are available in several countries, for example in Belgium by Global Wineries and in Poland by 2Bratanki. In case you are interested in importing, contact Janka Debreczeni of Vylyan.

More about Pillangó

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See all the 4 Vylyan wines on Gilbert & Gaillard

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Vylyan Duennium 2015 also received double gold with 91 points

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