Villiera Chenin Blanc 2012

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Jeff Grier
Main Variety - Chenin Blanc
Alcohol - 13.5 %vol
pH - 3.56
RS - 2.9 g/l
Total Acid - 5.8 g/l
Appellation - Stellenbosch

Characteristics

Type - White
Style - Dry
Body - Medium
Taste - Fruity


Accolades

2013 Decanter World Wine Awards - Bronze Medal
2012 Veritas Awards - Silver Medal

Tasting Notes

The wine has intense fruit with a hint of wood spice on the nose, including pineapple, guava and citrus. On the palate it is rich and medium bodied with good balance and a long finish.

Ageing Potential

The wine has the structure to last for 4 years but Chenin Blanc can also be enjoyed young.

Blend Information

100% Chenin Blanc

In The Vineyard

The fruit came from a blend of 3 blocks including 40% old bush vine Chenin Blanc.

About The Harvest

The Chenin was picked at optimum ripeness.

In The Cellar

Villiera was amongst the pioneers of wooded Chenin Blanc in the Cape, albeit only partial, which resulted in a very integrated wine. The aim was to produce a rich, ripe wine which could handle a dimension of oak and would improve over an extended period.

This was achieved by picking fully ripe grapes, allowing 6 hours of skin contact and pressing gently. Forty percent of the wine was fermented in oak, while the balance fermented in stainless steel.

Forty percent of the wine was fermented with oak and was removed immediately after fermentation. The blend remained sur lie for 3 months prior to stabilization and bottling.


Other Vintages

Wine Wine Maker Main Variety
Villiera Chenin Blanc 2018 Jeff Grier Chenin Blanc
Villiera Chenin Blanc 2017 Jeff Grier Chenin Blanc
Villiera Chenin Blanc 2016 Jeff Grier Chenin Blanc
Villiera Chenin Blanc 2015 Jeff Grier Chenin Blanc
Villiera Chenin Blanc 2014 Jeff Grier Chenin Blanc
Villiera Chenin Blanc 2013 Jeff Grier Chenin Blanc
Villiera Chenin Blanc 2013 Jeff Grier Chenin Blanc
Villiera Chenin Blanc 2012 Jeff Grier Chenin Blanc
Villiera Chenin Blanc 2011 Jeff Grier & Christiaan Visser Chenin Blanc
Villiera Chenin Blanc 2010 Jeff Grier Chenin Blanc
Villiera Chenin Blanc 2009 Jeff Grier Chenin Blanc
Villiera Chenin Blanc 2008 Jeff Grier Chenin Blanc
Villiera Chenin Blanc 2008 Jeff Grier Chenin Blanc
Villiera Chenin Blanc 2007 Jeff Grier Chenin Blanc
Villiera Chenin Blanc 2006 Jeff Grier, Anton Smal Chenin Blanc
Villiera Chenin Blanc 2005 Jeff Grier, Anton Smal Chenin Blanc
Villiera Chenin Blanc 2003 Jeff Grier Chenin Blanc
Villiera Chenin Blanc 2000 Jeff Grier Chenin Blanc
Villiera Chenin Blanc 1999 Jeff Grier Chenin Blanc


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Cnr R101 & R304, Koelenhof, P.O. Box 66 , Stellenbosch, 7605, South Africa

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