Bock Merlot Special Reserve 2015

Villány premium red wine with protected designation of origin.

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Tasting notes

This wine is made from selected Merlot grapes from limited yield vines in our Villány Ördögárok vineyard. After fermentation the wine is matured for 12 months in barrique barrels and then transferred to large casks for a further 12 months. The wine shows its gratitude to good weather and close care with a full body, taut tannins and a great potential.Blackcurrant and plum can be observed in its fresh yet mature aroma, while one can discover berries and chocolate in its flavour.

Years

Bock Merlot Special Reserve is available from the following years:

2015

  • XVIII. Országos Syngenta Borverseny 2019- Gold medal

A mild winter was followed by an early spring with average precipitation and the odd hailstorm, mostly affecting the area around Siklós. This was followed by a dry, warm period which was especially kind to the blossom and resulting fruit. Summer was long and dry with a high aggregate of heat freshened by much midseason precipitation (100-150 mm). This resulted in some harvests being delayed, but even so the area yielded a generous harvest of grapes of extremely good quality. This year’s main challenges for wine-growers was scorching from the sun and the quick change in acid content. All in all we can speak of an excellent year.

Wine characteristics

Degree of dryness: Dry
Sugar content (g/l): 1,2
Alcohol content (%): 13,78
Titratable acidity (g/l): 5,1
Sugar-free extract content (g/l): 28,8

Viticultural data

Cultivation area: Villány Wine Region
Vineyards: Ördögárok
Characteristic soil: Limestone, loess, loam
Grape types and percentage: Merlot 100%
Age of vines: 11-12 years
Burden of production: 0,8-1 kg/vine
Vintage time: October, 2015

Winemaking data

Fermentation: vat
Method of fermentation: controlled
Maturation: barrique barrels
Maturation period: 12 months
Bottling time:  04.01.2018.

Commercial data

Quantity (piece): 8.300
Cellar gross retail price: 9.250 HUF
Market entry: 02.01.2019.

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