Cape Winemakers Guild

Villiera Handmade Merlot

Fully ripe Merlot was destalked by hand and hand-sorted before partial hand crushing into open 225 litre barrels for fermentation. Regular hand punching ensured good texture and colour. After a gentle pressing, the young wine returned to the barrels for malolactic fermentation after refitting the heads for malolactic fermentation. The wine was matured for a total of 19 months in new French oak and bottled unfiltered. Tasting Note: The wine displays an attractive dark red colour with intense mulberry and choc-mint aromas. The new oak makes a subtle contribution with hints of vanilla and spice on the palate. The wine is well balanced with soft tannins and a rich, long finish, structured for extended maturation.

Winemaker: Jeff Grier

Price raised per case

  • 6 x 750ml or equivalent
  • Highest: R 900.00
  • Lowest: R 800.00
  • Average: R 828.00


  • Bottle Size 750ml
  • Case Size: 6 x 750ml
  • Cases Produced: 87
  • Cases Auctioned 70


  • Alc: 14.40 vol%
  • RS: 2.30 g/l
  • TA: 6.07 g/l
  • pH: 3.50

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