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Red wine 2010 Villány-Siklós Villány Merlot dry DHC Classicus, Südliches Transdanubien, Hungary

Type: Red wine
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 12.5%
Price: 9.50 €
Bottle closue: Natural cork
Maturing: large wood
Variety: Merlot
Registration number: #HO324216

Wine Review Report:

wein.plus rating: very good (86 WP) What our ratings mean
Last reviewed: 15 January, 2015
Editor note: Translate to English Klarer, herber, etwas altholziger und getrocknet-pflanzlicher Duft nach schwarzen und etwas roten Beeren mit erdigen Noten, einer Spur Tabak und Blut. Geschliffene, kühl wirkende, herb.saftige Frucht, sehr feines, noch eher jugendliches Tannin, getrocknet-pflanzlichem, erdige und altholzige Noten, gute Nachhaltigkeit, hat Biss, sehr guter, feinsaftiger Abgang. Animierend.

The wine-growing area is located in the south of Hungary close to the border with Croatia and is named after the town of the same name (until 1999 the area was called Villány-Siklós). The vineyards cover about 2,300 hectares. In a continental climate with Mediterranean influences with long, hot summers and cold winters, the vines grow on predominantly chalky and dolomite soils with loess and loam layers, which are also characterised by ferrous red clay components. Around the town of Villány, the red wine varieties Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Kékfrankos (Blaufränkisch),...

Hungary has a very old winegrowing culture, because wines from Sopron and Eger were already known in the 13th century. The Greeks introduced viticulture in Hungary from the south-east along the Danube and its tributary the Tisza upwards and the Romans from the west across the Pannonian plain to Lake Balaton. Despite Hun, Vandal, Goths, Tatars and Ottoman invasions over many centuries, wine was always grown in this area. Even the Ottomans, who occupied the largest part of the country for about 160 years, did not suppress wine growing despite the ban on alcohol and were happy to collect taxes for it, but development was inhibited during this...

The red grape variety comes from France. The name is probably derived from the French word for blackbird (merle), because these birds like to nibble on the very sweet berries when fully ripe. However, the name can also be an allusion to the black-blue colouring of the berries similar to that of the bird. There are more than 60 synonyms, which testify the worldwide distribution. The most important are Alicante Noir, Begney, Bigney, Bigney Rouge, Bini, Black Alicante, Blue Merlot, Bordò, Cabernet del Cleto, Crabutet, Crabutet Noir, Crabutet Noir Merlau, Hebigney, Higney, Médoc Noir, Merlau, Merlot Black, Merlot Blue, Merlot Crni,...

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