Sauska Cuvée 7 Villány 2017
Type of the wine: RED, DRY
Grape variety: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot
Acidity: 6.2 g/l
Alcohol: 14.5 %
Terroir, vineyard: VILLÁNY WINE REGION, VINEYARDS: ÖRDÖGÁROK, KOPÁR, KONKOLY (VILLÁNY)
Training system: CORDON, GUYOT
Harvest: HAND HARVESTED, HAND SELECTED
Technology: Three days cold maceration of accurately hand-sorted, clean berries. 28-35 days of total maceration in stainless steel tanks. Full, partial natural malolactic fermentation before the press. Aged for 15 months in 70% used and 30% new French oak barrels.
Quality level: Premium
Temperature: 17–18 C°
Food pairing: Filet mignon, aged soft cheese.
Available quantity: 10 000 BOTTLES
Retail price: 8750 HUF / 25–27 EUROS
Awards: Two of the previous vintages (2008, 2011) are Decanter Regional Trophy winners (in 2011 and 2015, respectively)!
A bold Bordeaux-blend with Cabernet Sauvignon backbone. Deep ruby, layered, elegant, floral, and fruity. Aromas of freshly baked brioche, bread, cloves, and fresh herbs dominate the nose. On the palate bold, silky tannins, rich herbal notes, fine texture. massive body. In our mind, this is a contemporary Villány red blend: powerful yet proportionate and energizing. Not lacking some cosmopolitan charm, though.