limited stock Vilafonte

Seriously Old Dirt

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R 260

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750 ml (Standard)

2017


Cultivar:

37% Malbec, 36% Merlot, 26% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Cabernet Franc

Country:

South Africa

Rating:

93 Points - Greg Sherwood

Specifications:

13.50% alc vol Sugar g/l: N/A
Type: Red Wine, Red Blend Cellaring Potential: 5+ yrs
Origin: Paarl Appellation: Paarl

Tasting Notes:

Seriously Old Dirt 2017 displays a brilliant, deep garnet-red colour. Ultimately fruit-forward, this potent blend reveals ample, vibrant red cherry & ripe blueberry on the nose. Its fruit purity is underpinned by welcoming woodsy notes of allspice, toasty coconut and sandalwood, deftly mingling with nuanced sweet tobac- co. The palate is broad, notably fresh and generous. Juicy red fruits and a sumptuous mouthfeel integrate a core of fine, chewy tannins. A long, satisfying finish, supported by a nougatine-chocolate character, adds a luxurious dimension to this fine wine

Red Cherry
Red Cherry

Blueberry
Blueberry

Sandalwood
Sandalwood

Sweet Tobacco
Sweet Tobacco

Seriously Old Dirt is the second wine of Vilafonté. Another expression of the terroir and winemaking skill of the Vilafonté team. This wine has aromas of ripe fruit, roasted herbs and notes of sweet spices. Its velvety tannins, its fruity side and its nice volume in the mouth gives it a hedonistic character and immediately accessible.

An abundant crop of sterling quality. Yields rose by fifty-seven percent, despite the fourth year in a sequence of below-average rainfall for the Western Cape Province. This follows Vilafont's smallest per-hectare crop (2016) and moves back to long-term average yields. Welcome post-harvest rains in the preceding year before leaf fall, coupled with well-timed nutrient applications, allowed our vines to build up reserves before going into winter dormancy. Winter rains in 2016 approached normal levels but fell below average in late winter to spring. Bud-break in the spring was very even, with rapid shoot growth which ceased well before bloom, allowing excellent fruit-set. Weather leading up to harvest was warm and fair - perfect ripening conditions. Harvest commenced on the 6th of February with a few short pauses and concluded on the 1st of March. At blending, varietal wines were expressive, showing a classical elegance rather than intensity and power.

Aged 21 months in older French oak barriques

Food pairing

Beef, Lamb, Game (deer, venison), Poultry

Venison Game Birds Charcuterie Beef
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