Villiera Monro Brut 1999
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Jeff Grier, Anton Smal
Main Variety : Chardonnay
Alcohol : 12.5 %vol
pH : 3.35
RS : 6.0 g/l
Total Acid : 5.8 g/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch
Characteristics
Type : Sparkling
Style : Dry
Body : Medium


Accolades
Gold Medal at the Basel Wine Fair,2004, Switzerland
Gold Medal at the Veritas awards, 2004
Bronze - International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) 2005
Winemaker's Choice Awards 2005 - Highly Regarded
Veritas 2005 - Silver
Tasting Notes
Bronze - International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) 2005
Winemaker's Choice Awards 2005 - Highly Regarded
Veritas 2005 - Silver
Rich, creamy, yeasty nose, with a full, ripe toasty flavour on the middle palate developing finesse and complexity on the aftertaste.
Blend Information
50% Chardonnay, 50% Pinot Noir
In The Cellar
Whenever conditions favour the production of fine sparkling wine we intend to create Monro Brut Premiere Cuvee. The 1999 vintage was suited to quality sparkling wine production. For our 1999 Monro Brut , healthy whole grapes were pressed very gently using a Champagne pressing programme. Only the Cuvee (best quality juice) was used in the blend. The Chardonnay component was fermented in used barrels for extra complexity. After blending, with Pinot Noir, yeast and sugar were added for a secondary fermentation in the bottle and extended lees contact for 4 1/2 years.

Bottled: October 1999
Disgorged: February 2004

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Villiera Monro Brut 2006 Jeff Grier Chardonnay
Villiera Monro Brut 2005 Jeff Grier Chardonnay
Villiera Monro Brut 2004 Jeff Grier Chardonnay
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Villiera Monro Brut 1998 Jeff Grier, Anton Smal Chardonnay
Villiera Monro Brut 1995 Jeff Grier Chardonnay
Villiera Monro Brut 1994 Jeff Grier Chardonnay
Villiera Monro Brut 1993 Jeff Grier Chardonnay

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