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Sauska Cuvée 5

Hungary
REGION
Villány
SIZE
750ml
ABV
15%
VINTAGE
2009
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Grape Varieties: 45% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc
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Producer
Christian Sauska is a Hungarian entrepreneur who, having established his career in the USA, decided in 1999 to establish a winery in his homeland. In 2000 he converted a historic building in Tokaj, formerly known as the Citizens’ Casino, into a production facility and tasting room. This was joined in 2006 by a new winery the other side of Hungary, in Villány. With red varieties grown in the latter region and white grapes in the former, Sauska is able to produce exemplary wines in numerous different styles.

Vineyard
The vines are French clones, planted in 2003 on brown loam and sandy soils over a limestone base, at 180-250 metres above sea level. The grapes were hand-harvested in the second half of October, with only the best clusters and berries selected.

Winery
After hand-sorting, the grapes were given a four-day cold soak, then fermented with a thirty-day maceration in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. The wine was then transferred to French oak barrels (ninety-five percent new wood) for malolactic fermentation and nineteen months’ ageing.

Taste
This stunning blend sets a new standard for Hungarian red wines, with magnificent complexity and power allied to considerable finessse. A core of cassis fruit is surrounded by dark chocolate, raspberry, tobacco and spice notes. The texture is full yet detailed, and despite its dramatic scale the wine remains impeccably balanced.

Awards
International Red Bordeaux Varietal Trophy,
Decanter World Wine Awards 2013

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Characteristics
ABV 15%
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Closure Cork
Size 750ml
Grape Variety Merlot Blend
Vintage 2009
Location
Country Hungary
Region Villány
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