Villiera Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Jeff Grier
Main Variety - Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol - 13.5 %vol
pH - 3.64
RS - 3.5 g/l
Total Acid - 5.4 g/l
Appellation - Stellenbosch

Characteristics

Type - Red
Style - Dry
Body - Medium


Accolades

2013 Decanter World Wine Awards - Commended Medal
2013 International Wine Challenge - Bronze Medal

Tasting Notes

The 2011 vintage shows classic dark berry fruit with underlying grassiness on the nose. On the palate it is well balanced with soft tannins.

Ageing Potential

This wine will benefit from further maturation in the bottle for up to 8 years.

Blend Information

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Food Suggestions

Ideally suited to rare duck with cranberry sauce, various steak and lamb dishes and hard cheeses such as Gruyere and mature cheddar.

About The Harvest

The 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon was picked at optimum ripeness, with half of the fruit coming form Devon Valley and the balance from Villiera.

In The Cellar

The wine was fully crushed and fermented in pump-over fermenters at ± 25° C. Full MLF occurred in tank before blending and racking to barrels. The wine was matured for just over a year in French oak barrels (including 25% new).


Other Vintages

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Villiera Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 Jeff Grier Cabernet Sauvignon
Villiera Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 Jeff Grier Cabernet Sauvignon
Villiera Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 Jeff Grier Cabernet Sauvignon
Villiera Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 Jeff Grier Cabernet Sauvignon
Villiera Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Jeff Grier Cabernet Sauvignon
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Villiera Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 Jeff Grier Cabernet Sauvignon
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Villiera Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 Jeff Grier Cabernet Sauvignon
Villiera Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 Jeff Grier Cabernet Sauvignon
Villiera Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 Jeff Grier Cabernet Sauvignon
Villiera Cabernet Sauvignon 2004 Jeff Grier Cabernet Sauvignon
Villiera Cabernet Sauvignon 2002 Jeff Grier Cabernet Sauvignon
Villiera Cabernet Sauvignon 2001 Jeff Grier Cabernet Sauvignon
Villiera Cabernet Sauvignon 1998 Jeff Grier Cabernet Sauvignon


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