Villiera Shiraz 2008
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Jeff Grier
Main Variety : Shiraz
Alcohol : 13.2 %vol
pH : 3.65
RS : 2.9 g/l
Total Acid : 5.2 g/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch
Characteristics
Type : Red
Style : Dry
Body : Medium


Accolades
PREVIOUS AWARDS
  • 1997: Veritas Awards - Gold medal
  • 1999: John PLATTER Wine Guide - 4 Stars
  • 2001: International Micelangelo Awards - Gold Medal
  • Veritas Awards - Silver Medal
  • 2002: DECANTER Magazine - 3 Stars
  • DECANTER World Wine Awards - Bronze Medal
  • Wine of the Month Club - Selected for the Reserve club
  • 2004: International Micelangelo Awards - Silver Medal
  • SA Trophy Wine Show - Bronze Medal
  • 2005: John PLATTER Wine Guide - 4 Stars
  • 2008: John PLATTER Wine Guide - 4 Stars
  • Tasting Notes
    The wine displays an attractive red colour with loads of ripe fruit and spice on the nose, including pepper, dark berries. On the palate it has layers of flavour and finishes elegantly.
    Ageing Potential
    Although drinkable now it should keep for a further 5 years.
    Blend Information
    100% Shiraz
    In The Vineyard
    Our established trellised vineyard was blended with a small block of old "bush vine" Shiraz, to create a spicy Shiraz.
    About The Harvest
    The 2008 vintage was a good red wine vintage for Villiera, producing wines with elegance and freshness.
    In The Cellar
    Malolactic occurred in tank after which it was racked. Due to the delicate nature of the wine only 30% was barrel matured in new French oak

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    Tel: +27.218652002   Fax: +27.218652314   Email: wine@villiera.com  
    Cnr R101 & R304, Koelenhof, Stellenbosch, 7530. P.O. Box 66 , Stellenbosch, 7605, South Africa
    Drink Responsibly. Not for sale to persons under 18.