Villiera Pinotage 2003
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Jeff Grier
Main Variety : Pinotage
Alcohol : 14.4 %vol
pH : 3.63
RS : 2.11 g/l
Total Acid : 6.0 g/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch
Characteristics
Type : Red
Style : Dry
Body : Medium


Accolades
2003 - Veritas 2005 Bronze
2001 - Wine of the Month Club, 2002, Winner
2001 - Veritas, 2002, Silver Medal
2001 - WINE Magazine's 'Best Value Wine Guide', 2004, Rating Value 4
2000 - Wine of the Month Club, 2001, Selected
2000 - SA Trophy Wine Show, 2002, Bronze Medal
2000 - International Wine and Spirit Competition, 2002, Bronze Medal
2000 - Veritas, 2001, Silver Medal
2000 - Basel Wine Fair (Switzerland), 2002, Gold Medal
1999 - International Wine and Spirit Competition, 2001, Silver Medal
1999 - Veritas, 2000, Silver Medal
1998 - Veritas, 1999, Silver Medal
1997 - International Wine and Spirit Competition, 1999, Gold Medal
1997 - DECANTER Magazine, 1999, Highly Recommended
1997 - Veritas, 1998, Double Gold Medal
1997 - SA Young Wine Show, 1997, Class Winner
1997 - SAA Awards, 1998, First Class
1997 - Wine 500 Club, 1997, Winner
1997 - WINE Magazine, 1999, 4 Stars
1996 - Veritas, 1997, Silver Medal
Tasting Notes
The wine has a rich purple colour, showing youth. This is a new-style Pinotage with subtle oak spice, plums and vanilla on the nose with soft tannins on the palate.
Ageing Potential
The wine is well balanced and can be enjoyed now with the potential to age for a further 5 years.
Blend Information
100% Pinotage
In The Vineyard
Pinotage is now very much in vogue and being a uniquely South African grape (a cross between Pinot Noir and Cinsaut - originally called Hermitage) it is in demand on many overseas markets and is also receiving a lot of attention locally by producers and consumers.

Villiera, a family run winery, is situated in the Stellenbosch region, where the prevailing Mediterranean climate favours, the growing of vines. All the fruit is grown on Villiera making the wines distinctive and unique. From the vineyard to the cellar, techniques are utilized that develop and retain the distinct aromas and flavours of the grape varieties used.
About The Harvest
The fruit used for our 2003 vintage came from largely old vines with a yield of 8 tons / ha.
In The Cellar
After primary and malolactic fermentation it was racked to a mix of American and French oak barrels for a period of 12 months. Upon removal from the barrels it was fined with egg white, racked and bottled through a rough filter sheet.

Other Vintages
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Villiera Pinotage 2013 Jeff Grier Pinotage
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Villiera Pinotage 2012 Jeff Grier Pinotage
Villiera Pinotage 2011 Jeff Grier Pinotage
Villiera Pinotage 2011 Jeff Grier Pinotage
Villiera Pinotage 2010 Jeff Grier Pinotage
Villiera Pinotage 2009 Jeff Grier Pinotage
Villiera Pinotage 2008 Jeff Grier Pinotage
Villiera Pinotage 2007 Jeff Grier Pinotage
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Villiera Wine Club
Villiera Wine Club
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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 sale to persons under 18.