Villiera Down to Earth Red 2010

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Jeff Grier
Main Variety - Touriga Nacional
Alcohol - 13.37 %vol
pH - 3.67
RS - 2.8 g/l
Total Acid - 5.3 g/l
Appellation - Stellenbosch

Characteristics

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


Accolades

PREVIOUS AWARDS
  • Int Wine and Spirits Competion (UK) 2011 - Blended Red - Touriga Nacional Dominated - WO Stellenbosch - 2010

  • 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

    42% Shiraz, 58% Touriga Nacional

    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.

    The Grier family of Villiera has created a red wine with reliable character, that tastes of the earth in which it grows - 'Down to Earth'.

    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 2019 Jeff Grier Touriga Nacional
    Villiera Down to Earth Red 2018 Jeff Grier Touriga Nacional
    Villiera Down to Earth Red 2017 Jeff Grier Touriga Nacional
    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


    Tel: +27.218652002 Fax: +27.218652314 Email: wine@villiera.com Cnr R101 & R304, Koelenhof, P.O. Box 66 , Stellenbosch, 7605, South Africa

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