Cape Winemakers Guild

Villiera Drip Barrel Cabernet Franc 2017

Ripe Cabernet Franc was crushed and destalked, followed by fermentation in a pump-over container to maintain the integrity of the skins. We were only interested in the Drip Barrels. This is the fermenting wine that drips out of the berries under the weight of the skins after drawing off. It is the heart of the wine. The juice is dark, clear, beautifully balanced and intense. The fermentation completed in a mix of new and used French barrels and after 18 months of maturation, it was bottled.

Tasting Notes: Intensely perfumed, showing some finesse with dark berry fruit and spice with an underlying smokiness. It is ripe with textured tannins and a long finish.

Winemaker: Jeff Grier – Resigned Member

Price raised per case

  • 6 x 750ml or equivalent
  • Highest: R 4 800.00
  • Lowest: R 4 000.00
  • Average: R 4 333.00


  • Bottle Size 750ml
  • Case Size: 6 x 750ml
  • Cases Produced: 59
  • Cases Auctioned 36


  • Alc: 14.57 vol%
  • RS: 1.60 g/l
  • TA: 5.60 g/l
  • pH: 3.51

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