Villiera Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Villiera Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

The 2011 vintage shows classic dark berry fruit with underlying grassiness on the nose. On the palate it is well balanced with soft tannins.

Ideally suited to rare duck with cranberry sauce, various steak and lamb dishes and hard cheeses such as Gruyere and mature cheddar.

variety : Cabernet Sauvignon [ 100% Cabernet Sauvignon ]
winery : Villiera Wines
winemaker : Jeff Grier
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 3.5 g/l  pH : 3.64  ta : 5.4 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Medium   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

2013 Decanter World Wine Awards - Commended Medal
2013 International Wine Challenge - Bronze Medal

ageing : This wine will benefit from further maturation in the bottle for up to 8 years.

about the harvest: The 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon was picked at optimum ripeness, with half of the fruit coming form Devon Valley and the balance from Villiera.

in the cellar : The wine was fully crushed and fermented in pump-over fermenters at ± 25° C. Full MLF occurred in tank before blending and racking to barrels. The wine was matured for just over a year in French oak barrels (including 25% new).

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