Villiera Monro Brut 2006

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Jeff Grier
Main Variety - Chardonnay
Alcohol - 12.39 %vol
pH - 3.3
RS - 7.7 g/l
Total Acid - 6 g/l
Appellation - Stellenbosch

Characteristics

Type - Sparkling
Style - Dry


Accolades

PREVIOUS AWARDS
  • 1993: Veritas Awards - Gold Medal
  • International Wine & Spirit Competition - Silver Medal
  • 1995: John Platter Wine Guide - 4 Stars
  • Basel Wine Fair (Switzerland) - Gold Medal
  • 1996: Veritas Awards - Gold Medal
  • John Platter Wine Guide - 4 Stars
  • 1997: John Platter Wine Guide - 4 Stars
  • Veritas Awards - Double Gold Medal
  • 1999: Basel Wine Fair (Switzerland) - Gold Medal
  • John Platter Wine Guide - 4 Stars
  • Classic Wine Trophy Awards - Gold Medal
  • Classic Wine Trophy Awards - Top Cap Classique
  • Veritas Awards - Gold Medal
  • 2000: International Michelangelo Awards - Gold Medal
  • John Platter Wine Guide - 4 Stars
  • 2001: Classic Wine Trophy Awards - Gold Medal
  • Concours Mondial de Bruxelles - Silver Medal
  • International Wine & Spirit Competition - Silver Medal
  • John Platter Wine Guide - 4 Stars
  • Swiss International Airlines Awards - Gold medal
  • Swiss International Airlines Awards - Best Sparkling Wine
  • 2004: John Platter Wine Guide - 4½ Stars
  • International Wine & Spirit Competition - Silver Medal - Best in Class
  • 2005: John Platter Wine Guide - 5 Stars
  • Concours Mondial de Bruxelles - Silver Medal
  • 2006: International Michelangelo Awards - Silver Medal
  • International Wine and Spirits Competion (UK) 2011 - Gold (Best in class)

  • Tasting Notes

    Rich, creamy, yeasty nose, with a full, ripe toasty flavour on the middle palate developing finesse and complexity on the aftertaste.

    Ageing Potential

    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

    Blend Information

    50% Chardonnay; 50% Pinot Noir

    In The Cellar

    Whenever conditions favour the production of fine sparkling wine we create Monro Brut our Prestige Cuvee. The 2006 vintage was suited to quality sparkling wine production. For our 2006 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. Part of 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 over 4 years.

    Blend: 50 % Pinot Noir - for body and flavour 50 % Chardonnay - for elegance and freshness

    Bottled September 2006 | Disgorged: December 2010


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    Villiera Monro Brut 2010 Jeff Grier Chardonnay
    Villiera Monro Brut 2009 Jeff Grier Chardonnay
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    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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