Villiera Merlot Pinotage 2001
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Jeff Grier, Anton Smal
Main Variety : Merlot
Alcohol : 14.20 %vol
pH : 3.57
RS : 3.0 g/l
Total Acid : 6.2 g/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch
Characteristics
Type : Red
Style : Dry
Body : Full


Accolades
JOHN PLATTER Wine Guide, 2003 and 2004, 4 Stars
Tasting Notes
The wine demonstrates an attractive deep red colour with forthcoming aromas of berry fruit and spice. The oak gently penetrates the bouquet with hint of vanilla and tobacco. On the palate the wine is well balanced with soft tannins and a rich long finish.
Blend Information
72% Merlot, 28% Pinotage
In The Cellar
The 2001 Vintage was warm which guaranteed optimum ripeness and therefore another ideal vintage for a Cape Blend. After primary fermentation in Rototanks the wine was pressed and racked to stainless steel tanks for malo lactic fermentation. Thereafter it was barred matured in 225l French oak barrels for 12 months. 60% of the barrels were new tight grain from the centre of France. The balance was made up of 20% new American white oak barrels (225l) and 20% used American white oak barrels.

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Villiera Merlot Pinotage 2001 Jeff Grier, Anton Smal Merlot

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