Cape Winemakers Guild

Villiera Mother Earth 2008

At Villiera our ‘unlocking nature’ approach is beginning to pay off. Harnessing nature in the vineyard and cellar has intensified flavour and eased our conscience. The 2008 Auction blend consisting mainly of Cabernet Franc was made from fruit picked at optimum ripeness.The grapes were crushed and destalked before being transferred to a red wine fermentation vessel. Regular pump overs ensured good texture and colour. After gentle pressing, the young wine was racked to new French oak barrels for malolactic fermentation. Evolution in the barrels was enhanced by 2 rackings and the wine was finally removed after 2 years before being bottled. Tasting note: The wine displays an attractive dark red colour with intense aromas of dark berry fruit and a hint of spice and herbs. The new oak makes a subtle contribution with nuances of vanilla and coffee on the palate. The wine is well balanced with ripe, dry tannins and a rich, long finish, ensuring sufficient structure for extended maturation.

Winemaker: Jeff Grier

Price raised per case

  • 6 x 750ml or equivalent
  • Highest: R 2 400.00
  • Lowest: R 1 900.00
  • Average: R 1 993.00


  • Bottle Size 750ml
  • Case Size: 6 x 750ml
  • Cases Produced: 46
  • Cases Auctioned 30


  • Alc: 13.85 vol%
  • RS: 2.00 g/l
  • TA: 5.60 g/l
  • pH: 3.60

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