Villiera Down to Earth Red 2013

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Jeff Grier
Main Variety - Touriga Nacional
Alcohol - 14.0 %vol
pH - 3.98
RS - 2.7 g/l
Total Acid - 5.3 g/l
Appellation - Stellenbosch

Characteristics

Type - Red
Style - Dry
Body - Medium


Accolades

2015 Gold Wine Awards - Gold Medal

Tasting Notes

An explosion of spice and dark berry flavours with the tannin caressing the palate. The extra dimension of integrated oak was all that was needed to complete the picture of a modern wine that illustrates the art of blending.

Blend Information

72% Touriga Nacional, 28% Shiraz

In The Vineyard

The precious earth which nurtures the vine is infinitely variable. The roots penetrate deep down and in the process a unique character is extracted and transferred to the bunches - nature's work really.

In The Cellar

The concept was to create a wine that can be enjoyed by all. It is rich and intense but also smooth and drinkable. "Down to Earth" is packaged to grace any table and the style ensures that it can be enjoyed at any occasion - the price also allows it.

The winemakers spent days creating the blend. They started with Shiraz but Jeff was looking for something with more fruit so Touriga Nacional was added for colour, depth and fruit. Perfect!


Other Vintages

Wine Wine Maker Main Variety
Villiera Down to Earth Red 2016 Jeff Grier Touriga Nacional
Villiera Down to Earth Red 2015 Jeff Grier Touriga Nacional
Villiera Down to Earth Red 2014 Jeff Grier Touriga Nacional
Villiera Down to Earth Red 2013 Jeff Grier Touriga Nacional
Villiera Down to Earth Red 2012 Jeff Grier Touriga Nacional
Villiera Down to Earth Red 2011 Jeff Grier Touriga Nacional
Villiera Down to Earth Red 2010 Jeff Grier Touriga Nacional
Villiera Down to Earth Red 2009 Jeff Grier Touriga Nacional
Villiera Down to Earth Red 2008 Jeff Grier Shiraz
Villiera Down to Earth Red 2005 Jeff Grier Shiraz
Villiera Down to Earth Red 2004 Jeff Grier Shiraz
Villiera Down to Earth Red 2003 Shiraz
Villiera Down to Earth Red 2002 Jeff Grier, Anton Smal Shiraz


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