Villiera Pinotage 2008
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Jeff Grier
Main Variety : Pinotage
Alcohol : 14 %vol
pH : 3.71
RS : 2.3 g/l
Total Acid : 5.5 g/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch
Characteristics
Type : Red
Style : Dry
Body : Medium


Accolades
PREVIOUS AWARDS
  • 1997(Reserve): International Wine & Spirit Competition - Gold Medal.
  • DECANTER Magazine - Highly Recommended
  • SA Young Wine Show - Class Winner
  • SAA Awards - Selected for First class
  • Veritas Awards - Double Gold Medal
  • Wine 500 Club - Winner, WINE Magazine - 4 Stars
  • 1999: International Wine & Spirit Competition - Silver Medal
  • Veritas Awards - Silver Medal
  • 2000: Basel Wine Fair (Switzerland) - Gold Medal
  • International Wine & Spirit Competition - Bronze Medal
  • SA Trophy Wine Show - Bronze Medal
  • Veritas Awards - Silver Medal
  • Selected for Wine of the Month Club
  • 2001: WINE Magazine's 'Best value Wine Guide' - Value Rating 4
  • Selected for Wine of the Month Club
  • Veritas Awards - Silver Medal
  • SA Young Wine Show - Best Pinotage
  • 2002: SA Trophy Wine Show - Bronze Medal
  • 2003: Top Ten Pinotage Competition - Runner Up
  • 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
    About The Harvest
    The fruit used for our 2008 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 and racked

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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.