Villiera Pinotage 2013
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Jeff Grier
Main Variety : Pinotage
Alcohol : 14.8 %vol
pH : 3.63
RS : 2.62 g/l
Total Acid : 5.46 g/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch
Characteristics
Type : Red
Style : Dry
Body : Medium


Tasting Notes
A new style Pinotage with subtle oak spice, plums, vanilla and a slight smokiness on the nose. On the palate it is soft but well structured with good length.
Ageing Potential
The wine is well balanced and can be enjoyed now with the potential to age for a further 5 years.
Blend Information
100% Pinotage
About The Harvest
The grapes from largely old vines were hand picked at optimum ripeness to ensure ripe tannins. Only healthy fruit was used.
In The Cellar
After crushing and destalking it was inoculated and fermentation occurred at an average of 28° C. After 2 weeks of post fermentation maceration, it was pressed and completed malolactic fermentation in tank before being racked to French oak barrels. Twenty five percent of the oak was new and the wine remained in wood for 12 months before it was prepared for bottling.
Additional Information
Pinotage is a cross between Pinot Noir and Cinsaut and was developed in South Africa, making it our unique variety. It is intensely flavoured and positively reflects its terroir.

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Tel: +27.218652002   Fax: +27.218652314   Email: wine@villiera.com  
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