Villiera Monro Brut 2008

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Jeff Grier
Main Variety - Chardonnay
Alcohol - 12.0 %vol
pH - 3.2
RS - 7.11 g/l
Total Acid - 6.7 g/l
Appellation - Stellenbosch

Characteristics

Type - Sparkling
Style - Dry
Body - Full


Accolades

  • 2016 Sommerliers Selection Award Winner 5B Fizz (MCC Vintage) 
  • 2015 Veritas Awards - Double Gold
  • 2014 TAJ Classic Wine Bacchus Trophy for best MCC
  • 2014 Top 100 SA Wine Challenge Winner 
  • 2013 FNB Amorim cork MCC Challenge - Gold Medal
  • 2013: Classic Wine Top Scoring MCC for 2013
  • SA Wine Inded Score -93 Points 

  • 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

    Powerful and rich to drink now it will still continue to improve for up to 3 years.

    Blend Information

    55% Chardonnay, 45% Pinot Noir

    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.

    About The Harvest

    2008 was a dry, relatively warm year. The vineyards were healthy and ripening occurred early. Healthy grapes were picked by hand and delivered to the cellar in whole bunch form.

    In The Cellar

    Whole bunches were carefully deposited into pneumatic bag presses and gently pressed using a champagne pressing cycle. Only the cuvee (best quality juice) was used in the blend. Part of the Chardonnay (half) was fermented in used oak barrels for extra complexity. After blending with Pinot Noir, yeast and sugar were added for a secondary fermentation in the bottle, followed by extended lees contact of 4½ years. 

    Bottled: October 2008 | Disgorged: January 2013

    Additional Information

    A Prestige cuvee, produced whenever conditions favour the production of fine sparkling wine. The name is a family name which the Griers are proud to associate with their flagship. This Cap Classique is made with maturation potential in mind.


    Other Vintages

    Wine Wine Maker Main Variety
    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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    Cnr R101 & R304, Koelenhof, P.O. Box 66 , Stellenbosch, 7605, South Africa

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