Vilafonte - Series 'C' 2008 - Red Wine



Vilafonte - Series 'C' 2008
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The 2008 vintage started warm but gave way to cooler temperatures in February and March for our harvest, giving us even ripening, acid retention, and fine phenolic ripeness. Volumes were significantly restricted due to variable weather at flowering. The vintage produced the most refined 'Series C' we have made, and is unique in that there is no Cabernet Franc in the blend.

The 2008 'Series C' has aged 24 months, primarily in new French oak barrels and then for 12 months in the bottle. Pre-release tasting shows deep red-black colour, abundant, layered primary fruit and secondary savouryaromas, black currants, Morello cherry preserve, cocoa powder and balsamic. On the palate entry the wine is soft with fruit sweetness. In the mid palate it broadens to reveal flavour intensity and the traditional Series Cstructure. The Vilafonte C is marked by soft polished tannins, well-integrated oak and an elongated finish.

Decanting before the meal will provide intensified aromatics.

Cellaring of this young wine will reward the collector.

Category(s):     Red Wine

Producer: Vilafonte Wines   -
Appellation:   Paarl
Brand:   Vilafonte Wines
Country of Origin:   South Africa
Food Match:   BBQ Dishes
Food Match:   Red Meats
Grape Type:   Malbec
Grape Type:   Merlot
Grape Type:   Cabernet Sauvignon
Region:   Coastal Region
Vintage:   2008


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2 Products From this Producer

Vilafonte - Series 'C' 200921st Jun 2015   6x 75cl Bottles¬£ 225.86
Vilafonte - Series 'M' 201021st Jun 2015   6x 75cl Bottles¬£ 176.71

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Producer Information

Vilafonté will only ever produce two wines. In the formative years, Winemaking Partner Zelma Long noticed that our vineyard was producing two distinctive styles. Both styles were of the highest quality, not one of them better than the other, but distinctive nonetheless. One portion of the vineyard produced a soft, rounded, fleshy and fruit driven style. The other side of our vineyard produced a bolder, more powerful and structured style. It was this realisation that lead to the emergence of Series M and Series C.

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