Villiera Monro Brut 2007
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Jeff Grier
Main Variety : Chardonnay
Alcohol : 12 %vol
pH : 3.2
RS : 7.9 g/l
Total Acid : 6.7 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 Competition (UK) 2011 - Gold (Best in class)
  • 2007: Decanter World Wine Awards 2012 - Gold and Regional Trophy (UK) - Best in Show
  • International Wine Challenge (UK) - Silver
  • 2012 Veritas Awards - Gold Medal
  • 2012 Five Nations Wine Challenge - Wine of Show, Sparkling Wine Trophy
  • 2012 John Platter Wine Guide - 5 Stars
  • Tasting Notes
    Rich, creamy, yeasty nose, with a full, ripe toasty flavour on the middle palate developing finesse and complexity on the aftertaste.

    The new contemporary packaging has been well received. The individual bottles are contained in single bottle boxes that double up as gift boxes. However if the gift option is of no use to you the Monro Brut is also available in beautifully designed 6 packs.
    Ageing Potential
    Powerful and rich to drink now it will still continue to improve for up to 3 years.
    Blend Information
    34% Pinot Noir, 51% Chardonnay, 15% Pinot Meunier
    In The Vineyard
    Villiera, a family run winery, is situated in the Stellenbosch region, where the prevailing Mediterranean climate favours, the growing of vines. We are a pioneering quality wine company committed to preserving the environment and we have been rewarded with membership to the Biodiversity of Wine Initiative.
    In The Cellar
    Whenever conditions favour the production of fine sparkling wine we create Monro Brut our Prestige Cuvee. The 2007 vintage was suited to quality sparkling wine production. For our 2007 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 and Pinot Meunier, yeast and sugar were added for a secondary fermentation in the bottle and extended lees contact 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.

    Blend: 34% Pinot Noir - for body and flavour; 51% Chardonnay - for elegance and freshness; 15% Pinot Meunier

    Bottled September 2007 | Disgorged: September 2011

    Other Vintages
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    Villiera Monro Brut 2009 Jeff Grier Chardonnay
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    Tel: +27.218652002   Fax: +27.218652314   Email: wine@villiera.com  
    Cnr R101 & R304, Koelenhof, P.O. Box 66 , Stellenbosch, 7605, South Africa
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