Villiera Cabernet Sauvignon 1998

The 1998 vintage shows classic berry fruit on the nose with integrated wood. On the palate it is well balanced with soft tannins. The wine was matured for just over a year in French oak barrels and will benefit by further maturation in the bottle.


variety : Cabernet Sauvignon | Cabernet Sauvignon
winery : Villiera Wines
winemaker : Jeff Grier
wine of origin : 
analysis : alc : 12.7 % vol  rs : 2.0 g/l  pH : 3.5  ta : 5.6 g/l  
type : Red  
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

in the cellar : One often hears the words new clone when the topic of South African cabernet Sauvignon arises. New clone itself can mean cleaned-up old South African clone, which still provides wines with traditional flavours or an imported, totally different clone, such as the Schleipp CS 163C which is often identified by an individual minty characteristic. Either of these can be made in the new style (more sophisticated wine-making techniques producing wines with a good structure and lots of fruit with greater use of new oak) - therefore new clone must not be confused with new style. Villiera Cabernet Sauvignon is a combination of cleaned-up clone and new style.


Previous Awards:
The Villiera Cabernet Sauvignon has previously been Paarl Young Wine Champion and has won double gold on the South African National Wine Show, as well as being selected by the Wine-of-the-Month Club.

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