Villiera Merlot 2016


The colour of the wine is brilliant red. The aroma shows hints of wood spice and mint with attractive red berry fruit. On the palate, the wine is rich and full of juicy soft tannins ensuring drinkability. It will however mature for up to six years from vintage.

2017 SA Wine Index score 91 points

From: R107.95

1x750ml | 6x750ml

Villiera is a family run winery in the Stellenbosch region of South Africa. We are a pioneering quality wine company committed to preserving the environment and have been rewarded with membership to the Biodiversity of Wine Initiative. We specialise in Cap Classique and have a strong reputation for Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. We also commit ourselves to the ongoing education and upliftment of our staff and are WIETA accredited.

VARIETY: 100 % Merlot


AREA OF ORIGIN: Stellenbosch

PRODUCT BACKGROUND: Merlot was initially planted as a blending partner for Cabernet Sauvignon. The softer style was designed to round off the Cabernet Sauvignon. When the market indicated a liking for softer red wine, Merlot was included in our range as a stand-alone variety.

HARVEST DETAILS: In 2017, good, healthy fruit was picked at optimum ripeness – determined by aroma assessment (i.e. maximum fruit intensity).

CELLAR TREATMENT: The wine was fermented in roto tanks between 20 ˚C and 25 ˚C with 30 % whole berries. Of the total 40 % was pre-soaked for 2 days.

Oak Maturation: 20 % centre of France new tight grain barrels 80 % used French oak barrels for 10 months

Alcohol: 14.5 vol %
Residual Sugar: 1.99 g/li
Total Acid: 5.64 g/li
pH: 3.5

Weight N/A

1x750ml, 6x750ml