PREVIOUS AWARDS1993: Veritas Awards - Gold MedalInternational Wine & Spirit Competition - Silver Medal1995: John Platter Wine Guide - 4 StarsBasel Wine Fair (Switzerland) - Gold Medal1996: Veritas Awards - Gold MedalJohn Platter Wine Guide - 4 Stars1997: John Platter Wine Guide - 4 StarsVeritas Awards - Double Gold Medal1999: Basel Wine Fair (Switzerland) - Gold MedalJohn Platter Wine Guide - 4 StarsClassic Wine Trophy Awards - Gold MedalClassic Wine Trophy Awards - Top Cap ClassiqueVeritas Awards - Gold Medal2000: International Michelangelo Awards - Gold MedalJohn Platter Wine Guide - 4 Stars2001: Classic Wine Trophy Awards - Gold MedalConcours Mondial de Bruxelles - Silver MedalInternational Wine & Spirit Competition - Silver MedalJohn Platter Wine Guide - 4 StarsSwiss International Airlines Awards - Gold medalSwiss International Airlines Awards - Best Sparkling Wine2004: John Platter Wine Guide - 4½ StarsInternational Wine & Spirit Competition - Silver Medal - Best in Class2005: John Platter Wine Guide - 5 StarsConcours Mondial de Bruxelles - Silver Medal2006: International Michelangelo Awards - Silver MedalInternational 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) - Silver2012 Veritas Awards - Gold Medal2012 Five Nations Wine Challenge - Wine of Show, Sparkling Wine Trophy2012 John Platter Wine Guide - 5 Stars
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.
Powerful and rich to drink now it will still continue to improve for up to 3 years.
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