Villiera Brut Natural 2010

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Jeff Grier
Main Variety - Chardonnay
Alcohol - 11.73 %vol
pH - 3.45
RS - 1.5 g/l
Total Acid - 5.0 g/l
SO2 - 2 mg/l
Appellation - Stellenbosch

Characteristics

Type - Sparkling
Style - Very Dry
Body - Full
Taste - Fragrant


Accolades

Tim Atkin MW 92 points

Tasting Notes

A rich, creamy yeasty aroma with a full, ripe toasty flavour on the palate finishing dry with a savoury aftertaste.

Ageing Potential

Maturation will occur at a quicker rate and should be consumed within 3 years of release.

Blend Information

100% Chardonnay

Food Suggestions

The balance and softer style of this Cap Classique made it possible to avoid adding dosage which means it is extra dry and ideal as an aperitif.

In The Vineyard

Only Chardonnay grapes were used which were sourced exclusively in our own ecologically friendly vineyards.

About The Harvest

Only Chardonnay grapes were used which were sourced exclusively in our own ecologically friendly vineyards. Healthy, slightly unripe grapes were hand harvested and delivered in perfect condition to the cellar.

In The Cellar

Whole bunches were carefully pressed. The cuvee underwent both a natural primary fermentation and natural malolactic fermentation, after which it evolved on the primary lees for a period of 6 months without the involvement of additives. After a controlled 2nd fermentation in the bottle, to create the magical sparkle, an extended 3 year period of yeast contact was allowed to ensure maximum development of this exceptional sparkling wine.

Bottled: September 2010
Disgorged: February 2014

Additional Information

Brut Natural was another pioneering effort from Villiera, first made in 1998. It is a Blanc de Blanc created for those consumers who are both environmentally aware and health conscious. Importantly, the addition of sulphur was avoided throughout the entire process.


Other Vintages

Wine Wine Maker Main Variety
Villiera Brut Natural 2014 Jeff Grier Chardonnay
Villiera Brut Natural 2013 Jeff Grier Chardonnay
Villiera Brut Natural 2012 Jeff Grier Chardonnay
Villiera Brut Natural 2011 Jeff Grier Chardonnay
Villiera Brut Natural 2010 Jeff Grier Chardonnay
Villiera Brut Natural 2009 - Sold Out Jeff Grier Chardonnay
Villiera Brut Natural 2008 Jeff Grier Chardonnay
Villiera Brut Natural 2007 Jeff Grier Chardonnay
Villiera Brut Natural 2006 Jeff Grier Chardonnay
Villiera Brut Natural 2005 Jeff Grier Chardonnay
Villiera Brut Natural 2004 Jeff Grier Chardonnay
Villiera Brut Natural 2003 Jeff Grier Chardonnay
Villiera Brut Natural 2002 Jeff Grier Chardonnay
Villiera Brut Natural 2001 Jeff Grier Chardonnay
Villiera Brut Natural 1999 Jeff Grier Chardonnay
Villiera Brut Natural 1998 Jeff Grier Chardonnay


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