2019 Vilafonté, Series C

Cape South Coast,South Africa,

£95.50

Bottle size: 75cl,

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    Description

    CELLAR INFORMATION Twenty-two months in seventy-four percent new French oak barrique, with the balance in older French oak.
    Series C 2019 consists of Cabernet Sauvignon (fifty-six percent), equal parts Merlot and Malbec (twenty percent each) and Cabernet Franc (four percent).
    Forty-six barrels were produced. VINEYARD INFORMATION A tale of two seasons – give and take. In the shadow of persistent drought conditions, rains remained elusive in the post-harvest period of 2018. There was an upswing in rainfall toward the end of winter, continuing into spring and early summer. However, weather fluctuations in the spring contributed to an uneven bud-break and berry set. Conditions improved at the onset of summer with a warmer November, conducive to vineyard growth. Some variability in ripening caused by the
    irregular springtime conditions were remedied by in-bunch sorting after véraison to maintain quality.
    Harvest timing was, as always, at the beginning on February, continuing with a measured pace and
    fair weather through to the end. Mother Nature rebalanced the scales with beautiful soft rains, immediately after our last grapes were picked. This augurs well indeed for harvest 2020.
    A testament to resilience; despite the vagaries of the weather, wines of the vintage show freshness, concentration and elegance.

    Additional information

    Wine Type

    Red

    Country

    South Africa

    Region

    Cape South Coast

    Vintage

    2019

    Brand

    Vilafonte

    Cultivar

    Malbec, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

    Appellation

    Cape South Coast

    Bottle Size

    75cl

    Pack Size

    1x75cl

    Pack Type

    Loose Bottles

    Alcohol Percentage

    14.50

    Duty Status

    Duty Paid

    Availability

    Immediate