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Vilafonté Series M Paarl, 2018

Paarl

Producer

Vilafonté

Grape Variety

Cabernet Sauvignon

2018 Series M has subtle forest fruit aromas with mulberries, floral notes and a touch of coconut. It is smooth and round on the palate with a powdery, grainy texture, juicy acidity and layers of flavour. 2018 was the year I last visited the Cape winelands and the year most affected by drought with reservoirs so low, individuals were allocated a daily ration for personal use. Early in the growing season, Vilafonté had its irrigation water from the Berg River Water scheme cut to 45% of its usual allocation. Low soil moisture reduced vine vigour in early spring. The number and size of grape berries were reduced further due to unseasonable weather at flowering. Hence, 2018 was a small crop. Yet the vines not only survived sustained drought conditions, they produced ripe and concentrated grapes. 45% Merlot, 41% Malbec, 38% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Cabernet Franc, matured for 22 months in French oak with 24% being new.

Producer

Vilafonté

Grape Variety

Cabernet Sauvignon

2018 Series M has subtle forest fruit aromas with mulberries, floral notes and a touch of coconut. It is smooth [...]

2018 Series M has subtle forest fruit aromas with mulberries, floral notes and a touch of coconut. It is smooth and round on the palate with a powdery, grainy texture, juicy acidity and layers of flavour. 2018 was the year I last visited the Cape winelands and the year most affected by drought with reservoirs so low, individuals were allocated a daily ration for personal use. Early in the growing season, Vilafonté had its irrigation water from the Berg River Water scheme cut to 45% of its usual allocation. Low soil moisture reduced vine vigour in early spring. The number and size of grape berries were reduced further due to unseasonable weather at flowering. Hence, 2018 was a small crop. Yet the vines not only survived sustained drought conditions, they produced ripe and concentrated grapes. 45% Merlot, 41% Malbec, 38% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Cabernet Franc, matured for 22 months in French oak with 24% being new.

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Red
Medium oak
Medium
Lot: 3067 750 ml
2022-2028
M6 D8
18°C
Floral, red fruits Forest fruit, coconut, mulberries
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