Villiera Dak Wijn 2019

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Nathan Valentine
Main Variety - Chenin Blanc
Alcohol - 16.84 %vol
pH - 3.02
RS - 66.8 g/l
Total Acid - 7.6 g/l
Appellation - Stellenbosch


Type - Fortified
Style - Sweet
Body - Full
Taste - Fragrant

Tasting Notes

On the Nose it has a nutty, savoury character with hints of caramel and spice. On the palate it is rich and sweet, but with sufficient acid to balance and it lingers forever.

Blend Information

100% Chenin Blanc

About The Harvest

For the Dak Wijn we used ripe, hand picked Chenin Blanc. The picking occurred in the mornings when conditions where cooler – all from old vineyard blocks.

In The Cellar

The Chenin was partially fermented before fortifying, leaving some residual sugar. To add to its complexity and interest it was placed in demijohns on the tasting room roof for eight months. There it was madeirised in the sun and allowed to partially oxidise under a light flor veil. After enough time in the jars it was placed in used barrels for 14 months to settle.

Additional Information

The 2017 is our first vintage of Dak Wijn. After many trips to our Vineyard in the South of France (Domaine Grier) where we tasted some great Rivesaltes Ambres, Rancios etc. (placed outside in demijohns and exposed to all the elements) we decided to try one for ourselves. Ours was placed outside on the Tasting Room roof – hence the name ‘Dak Wijn’.

There are only 600x 500ml bottles of this wine. That’s it until the next batch made in the 2020 vintage.

Other Vintages

Wine Wine Maker Main Variety
Villiera Dak Wijn 2019 Nathan Valentine Chenin Blanc
Villiera Dak Wijn 2017 Nathan Valentine Chenin Blanc

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

Drink Responsibly. Not for persons under the age of 18.