Vilafonte Series C 2019

Vilafonte Series C 2019

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Series C 2019 consists of Cabernet Sauvignon (56%), equal parts Merlot and Malbec (20% each) and Cabernet Franc (4%). A tale of two seasons – give and take. In the shadow of persistent drought conditions, rains remained elusive in the post-harvest period of 2018. Weather fluctuations in the spring contributed to an uneven bud-break and berry set. Conditions improved at the onset of summer with a warmer November, conducive to vineyard growth. Some variability in ripening caused by the irregular springtime conditions were remedied by in-bunch sorting after véraison to maintain quality. Harvest timing was, as always, at the beginning of February, continuing with a measured pace and fair weather through to the end. Mother Nature rebalanced the scales with beautiful soft rains, immediately after the last grapes were picked. Matured for twenty-two months in 74% new French oak barrique, with the balance in older French oak. Bottled at 14.5%. (Bottle size 750ml)

Nose: This blend offers seductively fragrant layers of blackberry, cassis and baked plum, perfectly offset by a savoury, hoisin sauce note. Opulent floral notes; violet and lilac harmoniously blend to fresh-crushed juniper berry, pencil shavings, nuanced dark chocolate and sweet, warm nutmeg.

Palate: The palate reveals a plush, expansive entry, with vivid continuity. Fine-grained tannins throughout embody a cashmere embrace, building on the fine and assertive structure. Sumptuous black berry fruits are expressive and well-defined, underpinned by a mouth-watering core.

Finish: An effortlessly long finish.


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Vilafonte Series C 2019