Villiera Tradition Brut

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Jeff Grier
Main Variety - Chardonnay
Alcohol - 12 %vol
pH - 3.23
RS - 8.5 g/l
Total Acid - 6.2 g/l

Characteristics

Type - Sparkling
Style - Dry


Accolades

2018 IWSC - Silver Outstanding
Selected by SAA for Service to First Class and Business Class Passengers
2011 John Platter Wine Guide - 4 Stars


Tasting Notes

This "Methode Cap Classique" (bottle fermented sparkling wine) is a blend of red and white grapes displaying the full, balanced yeasty complexity synonymous with a wine made in this style. The wine retains its fresh racy zestiness that is a result of crisp acidity and rich fruit.

Ageing Potential

Tradition Brut can age for at least 3 years from date of purchase. With age the wine softens in flavour, maintaining its sparkle, giving a fulfilling balance of age and fruit.

Blend Information

55% Chardonnay, 33% Pinot Noir, 12% Pinotage

In The Cellar

For our Tradition, slightly unripe healthy grapes are pressed very gently using a Champagne pressing program. Only the cuvee (best quality juice) is used in the blend. After blending yeast and sugar are added for a secondary fermentation in the bottle which takes about six weeks, producing CO².

The sparkling wine is matured in contact with the lees for about 18 months. With age the wine softens in flavour, maintaining its sparkle, giving a fulfilling balance of age and fruit.


Other Vintages

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Villiera Tradition Rosé Brut NV Jeff Grier Pinot Noir
Villiera Tradition Brut Jeff Grier Chardonnay
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Villiera Traditional Barrel Fermented Chenin Blanc 2018 Jeff Grier Chenin Blanc
Villiera Traditional Barrel Fermented Chenin Blanc 2017 Jeff Grier Chenin Blanc
Villiera Traditional Barrel Fermented Chenin Blanc 2016 Jeff Grier Chenin Blanc
Villiera Traditional Bush Vine Sauvignon Blanc 2015 - SOLD OUT Jeff Grier Sauvignon Blanc
Villiera Traditional Barrel Fermented Chenin Blanc 2015 Jeff Grier Chenin Blanc
Villiera Traditional Barrel Fermented Chenin Blanc 2014 Jeff Grier Chenin Blanc
Villiera Traditional Bush Vine Sauvignon Blanc 2014 Jeff Grier Sauvignon Blanc
Villiera Traditional Barrel Fermented Chenin Blanc 2013 Jeff Grier Chenin Blanc
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Villiera Traditional Barrel Fermented Chenin Blanc 2013 Jeff Grier Chenin Blanc
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Villiera Traditional Barrel Fermented Chenin Blanc 2012 Jeff Grier Chenin Blanc
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Villiera Traditional Bush Vine Sauvignon Blanc 2011 Jeff Grier Sauvignon Blanc
Villiera Traditional Barrel Fermented Chenin Blanc 2011 Jeff Grier Chenin Blanc
Villiera Traditional Bush Vine Sauvignon Blanc 2010 Jeff Grier Sauvignon Blanc
Villiera Traditional Bush Vine Sauvignon Blanc 2010 Jeff Grier Sauvignon Blanc
Villiera Traditional Barrel Fermented Chenin Blanc 2010 Jeff Grier Chenin Blanc
Villiera Traditional Bush Vine Sauvignon Blanc 2009 Jeff Grier Sauvignon Blanc
Villiera Traditional Barrel Fermented Chenin Blanc 2009 Jeff Grier Chenin Blanc
Villiera Traditional Bush Vine Sauvignon Blanc 2008 Jeff Grier Sauvignon Blanc
Villiera Traditional Bush Vine Sauvignon Blanc 2007 Jeff Grier Sauvignon Blanc
Villiera Traditional Bush Vine Sauvignon Blanc 2006 Jeff Grier Sauvignon Blanc
Villiera Traditional Bush Vine Sauvignon Blanc 2005 Jeff Grier Sauvignon Blanc
Villiera Traditional Bush Vine Sauvignon Blanc 2004 Jeff Grier Sauvignon Blanc
Villiera Traditional Bush Vine Sauvignon Blanc 2003 Jeff Grier Sauvignon Blanc
Villiera Traditional Bush Vine Sauvignon Blanc 2002 Jeff Grier Sauvignon Blanc
Villiera Traditional Bush Vine Sauvignon Blanc 2001 Jeff Grier Sauvignon Blanc
Villiera Traditional Bush Vine Sauvignon Blanc 2000 Jeff Grier Sauvignon Blanc
Villiera Traditional Bush Vine Sauvignon Blanc 1999 Jeff Grier Sauvignon Blanc
Villiera Traditional Bush Vine Sauvignon Blanc 1998 Jeff Grier Sauvignon Blanc
Villiera Traditional Bush Vine Sauvignon Blanc 1997 Jeff Grier Sauvignon Blanc


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