CSANYI TELEK VILLANYI - hungary
ABOUT THE WINERY
The winery was founded by the saviour of Hungarian vituculture, the famous viticulturist, Zsigmond Teleki in 1881, his spiritual heritage has been determining our estate regarding both our future objectives and every day practices. Our state of art winery is equipped with the most modern machinery, and every year 2 million bottles are filled. Under the winery building the longest cellar labyrinth of Villány stretches deep into the ground.
Being the largest winery of Villány wine region we have vineyards in the best ’crus’ of Villány capable of producing grapes of the most outstanding quality: we harvest from the legendary Kopár vineyard, and we have parcels in the excellent vineyards called Ördögárok, Csillagvölgy or Jammertal. Currently our estate owns 370 hectares, which will be increased up to 500 hectares by the year of 2020.
In addition to Teleki traditions and those of the wine region, we consider innovation most important as well so that the merits of the past and human knowledge can join forces with the most modern winery equipments. From satellite vineyard monitoring system to computer controlled vine plantation – all these human innovations serve the most essential objective to produce wines of extraordinary quality.
Villány is predestined to give unparralel red wines, thank to the mediterranean climate Bordeaux varieties ripen fully every year – Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot –, but our native Kékfrankos (also known as Blaufränkisch) feels at home in Villány as well. We harvest Syrah in smaller quantities, but we are fond of this variety just like Petit Verdot, which is less known in Hungary. The traditional variety of Villány, Portugieser is vinified as red wine as well as a rosé, while the dignified elegance of Pinot Noir contributes to the beauty of not only our red wines, but it also serves as the base wine of our bottle fermented sparkling wine
We produce a white wine of Hungary’s most popular grape variety called Olaszrizling (also known as Welschriesling), and a single varietal wine made of Hárslevelű, and to these two whites a third one has recently been added: the immensely popular aromatic indigenous grape of ours called Irsai Olivér.
Decanter Gold and Bronze Winners along the Years Primarily of Chateux Teleki Villanyi