published on: Friday, 26 October 2012
Monro Brut 2007, Villiera’s prestige Méthode Cap
Classique, has wowed international judges at the 2012 Five Nations Challenge
Competition in Australia, bringing home the Trophy for the best bottle
fermented sparkling wine AND it was awarded the overall Best Wine On Show (out of 540 wines).
follows a Decanter Gold, Regional Trophy and Veritas Gold all awarded to the
Monro Brut 2007, showing that it has been recognised by local and international
judges as a top quality MCC.
The FIVE Nations Wine Challenge commenced in 2003 (with its head office in Sydney) as the Tri Nations Wine
Challenge. In 2011 Argentina and Chile
joined Australia, New Zealand and South Africa to make five. This show is unique in
that the wines in the Challenge exclusively come in by invitation from the
judges. Annually the five judges each choose a total of 110 wines from their
country, spread across the classes with no more than nine wines in any one
The Presentation Tasting event and Winners'
Dinner was held in Sydney on the 26th
October and master classes and dinners are planned in Shanghai
and Hong Kong to maximize the achievement for
a family name given to Villiera’s flagship red blend and flagship Cap
Classique. The Villiera Monro Brut 2007
is a full rich blend of the classic Champagne
varietals, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir & Pinot Meunier. It
shows great complexity and a classic yeasty character due to prolonged
maturation on the lees (for over 4 years).
information on Villiera Wines see: www.villiera.com
information on the challenge see: Five Nations Wine Challenge 2012 Results.