Villiera Monro Brut 1994

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Jeff Grier
Main Variety - Chardonnay
Alcohol - 12.5 %vol
pH - 3.3
RS - 8.0 g/l
Total Acid - 6.5 g/l

Characteristics

Type - Sparkling


Tasting Notes

A blend of 50% Pinot Noir and 50% Chardonnay. Rich, creamy yeasty nose, with a full, ripe bready flavour on the middle palate developing finesse and complexity on the aftertaste. Powerful and bracing to drink now it will still continue to improve for up to 3 years.

Blend Information

Chardonnay; Pino Noir

In The Cellar

Whenever conditions favour the production of fine sparkling wine we intend to create Monro Brut Premiere Cuvee. The 1994 vintage was ideally suited to quality sparkling wine production. Although slightly warm, the fruit arrived in perfect condition and the result is in the bottle. For our 1994 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, yeast and sugar were added for a secondary fermentation in contact with the lees for 4 years. Monro 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.

Awards:
The 1993 (first Millenium release) was awarded a Veritas Gold in 1999.


Other Vintages

Wine Wine Maker Main Variety
Villiera Monro Brut 2013 Jeff Grier Chardonnay
Villiera Monro Brut 2012 Jeff Grier Chardonnay
Villiera Monro Brut 2012 Jeff Grier Chardonnay
Villiera Monro Brut 2011 Jeff Grier Chardonnay
Villiera Monro Brut 2010 Jeff Grier Chardonnay
Villiera Monro Brut 2009 Jeff Grier Chardonnay
Villiera Monro Brut 2008 Jeff Grier Chardonnay
Villiera Monro Brut 2007 Jeff Grier Chardonnay
Villiera Monro Brut 2006 Jeff Grier Chardonnay
Villiera Monro Brut 2005 Jeff Grier Chardonnay
Villiera Monro Brut 2004 Jeff Grier Chardonnay
Villiera Monro Brut 2001 Jeff Grier Chardonnay
Villiera Monro Brut 2000 Jeff Grier Chardonnay
Villiera Monro Brut 1999 Jeff Grier, Anton Smal Chardonnay
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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