Vilafonté Seriously Old Dirt 2019

 

Seriously Old Dirt 2019 displays a brilliant, deep garnet-red colour. This wine delivers layers of fresh fruit on the nose; plum, black cherry, and blackberry along with warm notes of baking spice and vanilla pod. Subtle liquorice and seductive tobacco and hazelnut add a luxurious dimension. Flavours of ripe black cherry develop into lovely mineral notes, along with a lingering finish. Sumptuous and supple, with a line of acidity, giving elegance and balance. Though more firmly structured than recent predecessors, this vintage remains true to the essence of Seriously Old Dirt, with an approachable, youthful energy.

Every hectare of vine on Vilafonté is meticulously farmed and harvested, with an attention to detail and singular focus. This intense scrutiny, carried through to our blending process in the cellar results in certain barrels not fully utilized in the individual iconic Series wines. Our second label called Seriously Old Dirt is a wine named after our ancient vilafontes soils in which our vines have been growing for almost two decades.

Food Pairing
Beef, Lamb, Game (deer, venison), Poultry

Grape 
Matured for eighteen months in older French oak barrique. Seriously Old Dirt 2019 consists of Cabernet Sauvignon (eighty-six percent), Malbec (six percent), Merlot (five percent) and Cabernet Franc (three percent). Three hundred and thirty barrels were produced.

The Estate
Vilafonté is the first American and South African joint wine-making venture within the global wine community. This ground-breaking red wine project is a partnership between a well respected group of 'quality driven' wine specialists from South Africa and the United States. The name Vilafonté derives from the primary soil type of the 100 acre estate whose character forms the foundation of the wines.
Zelma Long is Head Winemaker for the Vilafonté project. Zelma is one of America's best known winemakers. One of the first women to study enology and viticulture at U.C. Davis she began her winemaking career at Robert Mondavi Winery rapidly working into the Chief Winemaker position.

Alcohol: 13.5 % vol



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