Villion Syrah 2012

Ruby in colour with a youthful purple edge.

Tasting Notes

Teasing aromas of violets and plum dominate this fruit-driven Syrah. A touch of Grenache evokes pomegranate notes and the Viognier raises hints of perfumed jasmine.

Almost sweet with abundant fruit flowing from the nose onto the palate, balanced with a fresh, light entry. Violets and perfume create a soft texture with enough grip to finish with a delightful, earthy minerality.

Technical Analysis

The grapes for this wine came from two different sites and three different varietals:

  • Syrah Elgin: 69%
  • Syrah Bot River: 20%
  • Grenache Bot River: 6%
  • Viognier Elgin 5%

Alcohol: 14.62%

Residual Sugar: 3.0g/l

Total Acidity: 6.1g/l

pH: 3.37

Bottling date: 24 October 2016

Total production: 3325 bottles of 750 ml

Oak maturation: 12 months in French Oak, mostly matured in second fill barrels to emphasize the fruit from these delicate and elegant Syrah sites.

Enjoy now or keep for up to 8 – 10 years from harvest.

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