Villiera Down to Earth White 2018

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Jeff Grier
Main Variety - Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol - 13.19 %vol
pH - 3.2
RS - 1.8 g/l
Total Acid - 6.5 g/l
Appellation - Stellenbosch

Characteristics

Type - White
Style - Dry
Body - Medium


Tasting Notes

The wine is lively and fresh with a hint of passion fruit and gooseberries from the Sauvignon Blanc. The Semillon contributes the more herbaceous, grassy character as well as complexity to the palate. It also contributes to the balance and makes you reach for another glass. Due to limited use of additives the wine is suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

Ageing Potential

This wine easy to drink now, although with proper storage it will keep for a further two years.

Blend Information

82% Sauvignon Blanc, 18% Semillon

Food Suggestions

Due to limited use of additives the wine is suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

About The Harvest

The grapes used are early to mid season ripeners and harvesting occurs at optimum ripeness when the acidity is still refreshing. The handpicked fruit is sorted, protected and delivered to the cellar, mostly in the morning when it is still cool.

In The Cellar

The grapes are crushed and destalked to our pneumatic bag presses for ± 4 hours skin contact. Thereafter pressing occurs and the juice is settled overnight before racking into cold fermentation with selected yeast. Down to Earth White is a blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon to ensure complexity, but it remains unwooded.

Additional Information

The Down to Earth concept is to create a wine that can be enjoyed by all. The name implies that it has to be consistent, reliable and affordable. The wine has to offer interest but drinkability is paramount. Down to Earth is packaged to grace any table and the style ensures that it can be enjoyed at any occasion.


Other Vintages

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Villiera Down to Earth White 2018 Jeff Grier Sauvignon Blanc
Villiera Down to Earth White 2017 Jeff Grier Sauvignon Blanc
Villiera Down to Earth White 2016 Jeff Grier Sauvignon Blanc
Villiera Down to Earth White 2015 Jeff Grier Sauvignon Blanc
Villiera Down to Earth White 2014 Jeff Grier Sauvignon Blanc
Villiera Down to Earth White 2014 Jeff Grier Sauvignon Blanc
Villiera Down to Earth White 2013 Jeff Grier Sauvignon Blanc
Villiera Down to Earth White 2013 Jeff Grier Sauvignon Blanc
Villiera Down to Earth White 2012 Jeff Grier Sauvignon Blanc
Villiera Down to Earth White 2011 Jeff Grier Sauvignon Blanc
Villiera Down to Earth White 2010 Jeff Grier Sauvignon Blanc
Villiera Down to Earth White 2009 Jeff Grier Sauvignon Blanc
Villiera Down to Earth White 2008 Jeff Grier Sauvignon Blanc
Villiera Down to Earth White 2006 Jeff Grier Sauvignon Blanc
Villiera Down to Earth White 2004 Jeff Grier Chenin Blanc
Villiera Down to Earth White 2003 Jeff Grier Chenin Blanc


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Cnr R101 & R304, Koelenhof, P.O. Box 66 , Stellenbosch, 7605, South Africa

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