Vilafonté Series C
Vilafonté has confirmed that the eagerly awaited 2010 vintage of Series C will be released on the 1st of March, 2013. To celebrate the release of the 2010, Wine Cellar and Vilafonté will be co-hosting a series of exclusive tastings across the country, giving you a chance to sample the new vintage ahead of the official launch. These events will take place on the 13th, 14th, 19th and 21st of February at various locations in Johannesburg, Pretoria and Cape Town.
We can't wait to taste our way through some very special vintages from this top estate. Since the maiden 2003 release, Vilafonté has become a benchmark for South African Bordeaux blends. Gaining favour both at home and abroad, Series C has been awarded Platter 5 Stars and a plethora of 90+ ratings from influential critics such as Robert Parker, Wine Spectator and Stephen Tanzer.
The latest release looks to be another triumph. According to winemaker Martin Smith, 2010 was a perfect year, producing an outstanding wine of great concentration and intensity.
Vilafonté Series C 2010 - R445 p/b
Series C displays as black with opaque purple shades. This is a very expressive wine; it offers aromas of preserved blackberries and currants. Intense fruit concentration and fruit sweetness layers the wine. Hints of liquorice and graphite contribute to this massively opulent wine. The oak is very well integrated with notes of dark chocolate and espresso roast. The wine has a beautiful approach with a firm tannin structure; a big and broad mid-plate and a very silky exit.
Blend: 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 10% Merlot and 5% Malbec. 40 barrels produced.
Join us in welcoming in the new release. All of the pre-launch events will include a technical, tutored tasting by Mike Ratcliffe, managing partner of Vilafonté. Given the nature of the tastings, space is extremely limited. Times and venues are shown here. Please note that bookings will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve an allocation of the 2010 vintage.
All pre-launch events will include canapés and Champagne. The tastings will feature multiple vintages of Vilafonté.
|13 February||Johannesburg: La Campagnola|
|R450 - 11am|
|Address: Shop 9 & 10, Hobart Centre, Cnr. Hobart & Grosvenor Roads, Bryanston.|
|13 February||Pretoria: Kream|
|R450 - 5pm|
|Address: Brooklyn Bridge, 570 Fehrsen Street, Brooklyn.|
|14 February||Johannesburg: Alpine|
|R450 - 11am|
|83 Bram Fischer Dr. (Conrad), Randburg.|
|14 February||Johannesburg: DW eleven-13 (The Grazing Room)|
|R450 - 4:00pm|
|Address: Dunkeld West Shopping Centre, c/o Jan Smuts and Bompas Street, Dunkeld West. Tasting to be followed by an optional Valentine's dinner. (Dinner not included.)|
|19 February||Cape Town: Wine Cellar|
|R450 - 6:30pm|
|Address: Price's Park, Nelson Road, Observatory.
Vilafonté will host a tasting at the winery in Stellenbosch on the 6th of February. Contact email@example.com for further details. For Pretoria and Johannesburg bookings, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone +27 82 493 2549. To reserve a place at our Vilafonté tasting in Cape Town, email email@example.com or call +27 21 448 4105.
Please note that bookings will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis and space is extremely limited. Payment is required to confirm the booking.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve an allocation of the 2010 vintage (R445 per bottle).