Villiera Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Jeff Grier
Main Variety - Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol - 13.92 %vol
pH - 3.7
RS - 3.3 g/l
Total Acid - 6.0 g/l
Appellation - Stellenbosch

Characteristics

Type - Red
Style - Dry
Body - Medium


Accolades

Gold Medal (90 points) at the Gilbert & Gaillard International Challenge: 2018.

Tasting Notes

The 2015 vintage shows classic dark berry fruit with a hint of dark chocolate and violets on the nose. On the palate it is well balanced with rich, soft tannins.

Ageing Potential

It can be enjoyed now but will keep for up to 10 years in good storage conditions.

Blend Information

95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc

In The Vineyard

An important part of the Villiera range - combines the natural elegance of Villiera soils with greater intensity from the soils of Devon Valley.

About The Harvest

The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon was picked at optimum ripeness, with half of the fruit coming from Devon Valley and the balance from Villiera. The Cabernet Franc was picked earlier and also comes from Devon Valley.

In The Cellar

The grapes were fully crushed and fermented in pumpover 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) before final blending and bottling.

Additional Information

Made with care by the Grier family, Stellenbosch


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