Villiera Stand Alone Gamay Noir 2019

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Xander Grier
Main Variety - Gamay noir
Alcohol - 13 %vol
pH - 3.59
RS - 1.6 g/l
Total Acid - 5.9 g/l
Appellation - Stellenbosch


Type - Red
Style - Dry
Body - Medium
Taste - Fragrant


National Wine Challenge: DOUBLE SILVER
Platters Wine Guide: 4 Star

Tasting Notes

The wine is fruit driven with intense berry aromas and is well structured. It has a ripe, soft tannin texture and good length.

Blend Information

Gamay Noir

In The Vineyard

From an old bush vine block planted on Villiera in 1981 - A single vineyard registered with the “Old Vine Project”. For our Stand Alone wines, our philosophy in winemaking is minimal intervention through the whole winemaking process and making vintage and site-specific wines.

In The Cellar

This wine went through spontaneous fermentation and MLF. This Gamay Noir was fermented in an open top tank with 30% whole bunch split between the top and bottom for different flavour profiles. It spent 10 days post fermentation on the skins for better tannin integration. We used only old French oak barrels on the Gamay Noir and it was in barrel for 10 months before bottling.
The use of older barrels is to minimize the effect of the wood and really showcase the site this wine came from. We look for structure and tannin grip from the stalks (this also helps with freshening up the wine).

At bottling the wine went through a rough filter. Only 2barrelsof this wine were made, therefore limited stock available.

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