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Seriously Old Dirt 2017 pre-release – 'A proper second wine'
Super value Vilafonté along with iconic Series C 2017
We are delighted to offer the extremely popular Vilafonté 2017 Seriously Old Dirt on pre-release. The 2017 vintage is quietly being regarded, along with 2015, as the Cape’s greatest modern-day vintage. According to winemaker Chris de Vries, the 'perfect ripening conditions' have produced a potent, plush and exotic Malbec-led blend that’s already 'unspittable'.
While the Series C has reached icon status, Greg Sherwood MW calls the Seriously Old Dirt a 'proper second wine… increasing in quality in parallel to the amazing Vilafonté first wine releases'. Made famous by First Growth Bordeaux, second wines are blends from vineyard parcels that don’t quite fit into the first wine and are usually more early-drinking in style.
Fresh off the back of the 2016 Series C winning the trophy for ‘Best New World Bordeaux Blend’ at the Six Nations Wine Challenge in Sydney, we're also offering the 2017 Vilafonté Series C. With similar fruit expression but in another league, the Series C is Cabernet Sauvignon-based and made for long ageing. As yet unrated, this seriously structured and luxurious 2017 is likely to gain similar praise as one of SA’s best reds.
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