Villiera Down to Earth Red 2002

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Jeff Grier, Anton Smal
Main Variety - Shiraz
Alcohol - 13.8 %vol
pH - 3.5
RS - 2.5 g/l
Total Acid - 5.5 g/l
Appellation - Stellenbosch

Characteristics

Type - Red
Style - Dry
Body - Medium


Tasting Notes

An explosion of spice and dark berry flavours and 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.

Ageing Potential

This wine should be consumed up to 3 years from vintage.

Blend Information

43% Shiraz, 21% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Gamay Noir, 9% Carignan, 5% Pinotage

In The Cellar

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”. The concept was to create a wine that can be enjoyed by all. It is seriously 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, Carignan and Gamay. Jeff was looking for something a little more serious - Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon were added, to provide more length and backbone. It still wasn’t perfect - something was missing in the middle. Anton introduced a bit of Pinotage and approached Jeff with a glass. “Jeff, how does that go down.” Jeff’s eyes lit up, “Down to Earth!” he exclaimed.


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

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