Sauska Cabernet Franc Siklós, 2017
Type of the wine: Red, Dry
Grape variety: Cabernet Franc
Acidity: 6,1 g/l
Alcohol: 14,5 %
Terroir, vineyard: Konkoly, Kopár (Villány), Makár (Siklós)
Training system: Cordon, Guyot, double cordon
Harvest: Hand harvest. Beginning of the harvest: 22 September, 2017.
Technology: After rigorous hand selection, berries are gently crushed and briefly cold soaked in stainless steel tanks. 28-day total maceration in the tank to preserve the varietal’s character. Aged for 17 months in new and used French oak barrels.
Quality level: Premium
Temperature: 16 – 17 C°
Available quantity: 3000 bottles
Retail price: 7450 HUF / 20–21 euros
Deep violet with ruby hues. Serious richness of aromas, tension and elegance, tobacco and oriental spices, mostly cardamom, cloves, and a touch of cinnamon. On the palate, ripe red berries, blackcurrant, raspberry, blackberry. Silky tannins, great length, attractive complexity.