published on: Thursday, 26 March 2015
The 2015 Vintage has been outstanding. It is not often that a vintage is good for both red and white wine. Throughout spring, summer and the harvest period, nature has been our friend. Spring arrived early and flowering occurred under ideal conditions ensuring even ripeness which makes a massive contribution to quality. A dry relatively cool growing period with light breezes in general, ensured healthy vineyards and a healthy crop. The grapes ripened early (the earliest since we started at Villiera) due to the early spring but hang time was sufficient to allow phenolic ripeness.