Villiera Down to Earth White 2011
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Jeff Grier
Main Variety : Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol : 13.41 %vol
pH : 3.39
RS : 2.8 g/l
Total Acid : 5.7 g/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch
Characteristics
Type : White
Style : Dry
Body : Medium
Taste : Fruity


Tasting Notes
After careful attention to blending these components we achieved the required result, with fresh gooseberries and passion fruit from the Sauvignon Blanc. The Semillon contributes the more herbaceous, grassy character as well as complexity to the palate.

The wine is balanced with good length, but above all it makes you reach for another glass.
Ageing Potential
This wine easy to drink now, although with proper storage it will keep for a further two years.
Blend Information
76% Sauvignon Blanc, 24% Semillon
Food Suggestions
In the production process we limited the use of additives and avoided all animal products resulting in a wine that is suitable for vegetarians.
In The Vineyard
The 2011 Down to Earth White was influenced by a wet, cold winter followed by a windy and wet Spring.
About The Harvest
The harvest was warm allowing optimum ripeness and intense flavours.
In The Cellar
This wine was created by drawing on years of experience with blending Sauvignon Blanc. To improve complexity we required an additional component and Semillon was the obvious choice.

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