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Vilafonté Red Bordeaux Blend Series C 2003

Winemaker's Notes:

Zelma’s winemaking notes “Potent and rich” The wines’ aromatics are intense and deep, needing time in the glass, and some air, to surface. Black fruit…cassis, blackberry…some dark flavors…pepper, chocolate…and warm tones of oak begin to present themselves. Deep black fruit and complexity are hallmarks of this wine. Given the intensity, palate entry is surprisingly silky and elegant, building to strong weight and flavor concentration in the mid palate, big ripe and chewy tannins, sweet black fruit intensity, finishing with strength and duration of dark earthy flavors that gradually melt away. Overall, Series C is a refined and concentrated wine, with strong fruit weight and rich tannins. Tightly structured, it invites and satisfies; giving extended pleasure over time in the glass. Ageing potential? Given the balance and concentration of this wine it should develop over ten years and easily hold for another ten.

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Vilafonté Vineyards:
Vilafonté is the first American and South African joint wine-making venture within the global wine community. This ground-breaking unique red wine project is a partnership between a well respected group of `quality driven` wine specialists from South Africa and the United States. Vilafonté is the first winery in South Africa to be focused on producing wine specifically for the US market. The ... Read more
Vilafonté is the first American and South African joint wine-making venture within the global wine community. This ground-breaking unique red wine project is a partnership between a well respected group of `quality driven` wine specialists from South Africa and the United States. Vilafonté is the first winery in South Africa to be focused on producing wine specifically for the US market. The Vilafonté philosophy embodies an obsession with quality, from the soil through to the bottle, and an absolute focus on luxury positioning. The name, Vilafonté, derives from the primary soil type of the 100 acre estate, whose character forms the foundation of the wines. The Vilafonté team blends a unique combination of knowledge, skills, international perspective, and international recognition. The Vilafonté project aims to create the first Luxury Wine brand from South Africa. Read less

Zelma’s winemaking notes “Potent and rich” The wines’ aromatics are intense and deep, needing time in the glass, and some air, to surface. Black fruit…cassis, blackberry…some dark flavors…pepper, chocolate…and warm tones of oak begin to present themselves. Deep black fruit and complexity are hallmarks of this wine. Given the intensity, palate entry is surprisingly silky and elegant, building to strong weight and flavor concentration in the mid palate, big ripe and chewy tannins, sweet black fruit intensity, finishing with strength and duration of dark earthy flavors that gradually melt away. Overall, Series C is a refined and concentrated wine, with strong fruit weight and rich tannins. Tightly structured, it invites and satisfies; giving extended pleasure over time in the glass. Ageing potential? Given the balance and concentration of this wine it should develop over ten years and easily hold for another ten.

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