Bock Olaszrizling 2018

Villány classic white wine with protected designation of origin

Bock Olaszrizling 2017Download wine technical sheet (pdf)

Tasting notes

The definitive white wine from the southern slopes of Siklós’s Városi-hegy. It has a bright intensity of colour, slightly yellow, which appears in a bouquet and taste reminiscent of almonds complemented by a strong acid backbone typical of its type.

Years

Bock Olaszrizling is available from the following years:

2018

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January was milder this year than in 2017, and while there was snow as well as sleet, the record cold was to come in March. Vines were among the latest plants (fruit trees) to flower, and so the frozen outset of the spring in early March (-14°C) only resulted in a lack of produce in the flatter vineyards. Temperatures of around 20°C were quick to follow the cold start, and so, despite the cold, spring was to start early. Temperatures of up to 30°C were not rare in April, and May was also a warm month. As a result, the vines began to develop a good week or two earlier than usual. Summer also began hot, with values of around 30°C, and so the two-week advantage over the previous year continued. The slight drop in temperature in mid-June did nothing to retract the advantage, and so everyone began to prepare for an early August harvest. The year’s weather raised no problems as regards the year’s vintage, and pest control was also at its satisfactory level. The hot weather continued through August, frequently reaching 34°C. Although August was rather dry, the precipitation evened out at a monthly 60-80 mm, meaning that the grapes ripened early and that the harvest could begin on August 22. 2018 promises to be an exceptional year, the sugars forming satisfactorily as a result of the sunlight and heat and the wines being built upon healthy grapes.

Wine characteristics

Degree of dryness: Dry
Sugar content (g/l): 1,0
Alcohol content (%): 12,68
Titratable acidity (g/l): 4,2
Sugar-free extract content (g/l): 18,5

Viticultural data

Cultivation area: Villány Wine Region
Vineyards: Városi-montain
Characteristic soil: Limestone, loess, loam
Grape types and percentage: Olaszrizling 100%
Age of vines: 36 years
Burden of production: 1-2,5 kg/vine
Vintage time: October, 2018

Winemaking data

Fermentation: vat
Method of fermentation: controlled
Malolactic fermentation: none
Maturation: reductive
Maturation period: 1-2 months
Bottling time: 11.06.2018

Commercial data

Quantity (piece): 12.000
Cellar gross retail price: 1.680 HUF
Market entry: 11.10.2018

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