Villiera Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Villiera Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

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  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : 0  size : 0  closure : 0  

AWARDS

PREVIOUS 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.

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

    about the harvest: The 2012 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 pumpover 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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