Decanter World Wine Awards 2022 – Ezüstérem
Les Citadelles du Vin 2022 – Ezüstérem
Bock Syrah 2018 DHC Villány premium
150 EUR ⇒ 142 EUR @25 EUR×6) New Arrival Sale Price
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Type: Villány premium red wine with protected designation of origin
Bottle sizes: 0.75 l
Product line: vineyard selection
A special limited variety from the Bocor vineyard. Part of the selection wine family, following fermentation it is matured in new oak barrels for 18 months. It is characterized by a garnet-red colour tending to black, while in its aroma can be sensed sweet spices, overripe fruit and mint, which are accompanied by chocolate and vanilla achieved by the maturation in new barrels.
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.
Degree of dryness Dry
Sugar content 1.4 g/l
Alcohol content 14.31%
Titratable acidity 4.9 g/l
Sugar-free extract content 32.1 g/l
Cultivation area Villány Wine Region
Characteristic soil limestone, loess, loam
Grape types and percentage syrah 100%
Age of vines 10-13 years
Burden of production 1 kg/vine
Method of fermentation controlled
Maturation barrique barrels
Maturation period 18 months
Bottling time 2020.03.14.