Villiera Pinotage 2011

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.


variety : Pinotage | 100% Pinotage
winery : Villiera Wines
winemaker : Jeff Grier
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Medium   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS
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
  • ageing : The wine is well balanced and can be enjoyed now with the potential to age for a further 5 years.

    about the harvest: The fruit used for our 2011 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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