Villiera Stand Alone Gamay Noir 2018

Villiera Stand Alone Gamay Noir 2018

Villiera Stand Alone Gamay Noir 2018

6 in stock

Villiera Stand Alone Gamay Noir 2018

27,50 

6 in stock

750
SKU WC111101-2018 Category
Technical Analysis
Winemaker – Xander Grier
Main Variety – Gamay noir
Alcohol – 13.34 %vol
pH – 3.38
RS – 2.0 g/l
Total Acid – 6.5 g/l
Appellation – Stellenbosch
Characteristics
Type – Red
Style – Dry
Body – Medium
Taste – Fragrant
Accolades
92+/100 Greg Sherwood MW
Tasting Notes
Sweet candied red fruit, red cherry zip and a long red currant confit finish. Very juicy. A wine that wants to be noticed!
Blend Information
Gamay Noir
In The Cellar

From an old bush vine block planted on Villiera in 1981 – A single vineyard registered with the “Old Vine Project”. For our Stand Alone wines, our philosophy in winemaking is minimal intervention through the whole winemaking process and making vintage and site-specific wines. This wine went through spontaneous fermentation and MLF. This Gamay Noir was fermented in an open top tank with 30% whole bunch split between the top and bottom for different flavour profiles. It spent 10 days post fermentation on the skins for better tannin integration. We used only old French oak barrels on the Gamay Noir and it was in barrel for 10 months before bottling. The use of older barrels is to minimize the effect of the wood and really showcase the site this wine came from. We look for structure and tannin grip from the stalks (this also helps with freshening up the wine).

At bottling the wine went through a rough filter. The wine is fruit driven with intense berry aromas and is well structured. It has a ripe, soft tannin texture and good length.

Only 3 barrels of this wine were made.

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