Soul is the name of our 100% syrah wine which is an exclusively sourced from the ripe fruit of the grapes from KNW’s Nagyfai and Nyilasmar Monopole Terroirs. The Nyilasmár vineyard has thin, stony, and tuff based soil, facing south, which gives the wine spice and body, while the Nagyfai vineyard contains rocky brown forest soil, which adds rich and complex flavors.
Mr. Istvan, the winemaker at Kovacs Nimrod Winery wrote:
“2015 had a dry summer and long growing season. Some of the vineyards had higher yields, with even quality.
In ’16 we had warm August daytimes, and cool nights, so the fruitforward character is much stronger on the 2016 Soul Syrah also. The grape was ripe and delicious, the wine spent 21 month in oak barrels.
The quality of the two vintages is quite the same. There’s more fresh and fruity character int he 16. It is because of the vintage, and also the age.
2016 Soul Syrah is just born, it definitely will be more complex with the time int he bottle. It would be more ageable than the 15.”