Cape Winemakers Guild

Villiera Terre Rouge 2005

Winemaking Notes: After years of sourcing red fruit in Devon Valley, the quality produced by the Terre Rouge (red earth) was obvious. The 2005 Auction blend includes Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc selected from the band of red earth in the area. The grapes were picked at optimum ripeness, crushed and destalked before transferring 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 three rackings and the wine was finally removed after 24 months before being bottled. Tasting Notes: The wine displays an attractive dark red colour with intense aromas of dark berry fruit and a hint of spice and tobacco. 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 1 700.00
  • Lowest: R 1 200.00
  • Average: R 1 335.00


  • Bottle Size 750 ml
  • Case Size: 6 x 750 ml
  • Cases Produced: 215
  • Cases Auctioned 80


  • Alc: 13.84 vol%
  • RS: 2.00 g/l
  • TA: 6.00 g/l
  • pH: 3.35

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