Villiera Merlot 2011

Villiera Merlot 2011

The colour of the wine is a brilliant red. The aroma shows hints of cedarwood and vanilla with attractive dark berry fruit. On the palate the wine is rich and full with soft tannins and good acidity.


variety : Merlot [ 100% Merlot ]
winery : Villiera Wines
winemaker : Jeff Grier
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.00 % vol  rs : 1.8 g/l  pH : 3.54  ta : 5.4 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Medium   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

  • 2013: Fairlady Consumer Awards - Winner in Merlot Category
  • ageing : The wine has a long finish but is drinkable at present. It will however mature for up to six years from vintage.

    in the vineyard : Good, healthy fruit was picked at optimum ripeness - determined by aroma assessment (i.e. maximum fruit intensity).

    in the cellar : The wine was fermented in rototanks between 20° - 25° C with 30% whole berries. Of the total 100% was pre-soaked for 3 days.

    Oak maturation: 25% centre of France new tight grain barrels, 75% used French oak barrels.

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