Thursday, October 18, 2018

MENU’s Wine of the Week. Villion Syrah 2016

We have had some superb wines this week, but this one stayed in our taste memories. Our pick of the Sauvignons Blanc and our favourite Chardonnay have both already been our wines of the week in the past and probably will be again

From Villion Family Wines on Barton Estate in Bot River. R150 a bottle on the farm and very good value for this quality of Shiraz. Made by winemaker and owner of Villion Kobie Viljoen who was, until recently, winemaker at Gabriëlskloof. It was our favourite wine in the tasting we had on the farm. Savoury from the small amount of Mourvedre added, with violets, spice, dark cherry, and elegance on the big nose. There is also a soupçon of Viognier added and this comes across with the soft sweet fruit, lots of spice, ripe juicy black cherries, some red berries and black pepper and cinnamon, A big wine to enjoy with friends over a good dinner of rich food like duck, steak with a sauce or with Christmas dinner

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