Villiera Chenin Blanc 2015
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Jeff Grier
Main Variety : Chenin Blanc
Alcohol : 14.0 %vol
pH : 3.6
RS : 3.5 g/l
Total Acid : 5.8 g/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch
Characteristics
Type : White
Style : Dry
Body : Full
Taste : Fruity


Accolades

2016 SA Wine Index - Grand Gold
Robert Parker - 90points
Iternational Wine & Spirits Competition - Silver
Robert Parker -  88 points
2015 Gold Wine Awards - Gold Medal
Tasting Notes
The wine has intense fruit and honey with a hint of wood spice on the nose, including pineapple, guava and citrus. On the palate it is rich and full bodied with good balance and a long finish.
Ageing Potential
The wine has the structure to last for 5 years but Chenin Blanc can also be enjoyed young.
Blend Information
100% Chenin Blanc
In The Vineyard
The fruit comes from 3 blocks including 40% old bush vines.
About The Harvest
The grapes are picked mid-season by hand at optimum ripeness. Some sorting is required to control the level of botrytis. A1.5 % was included in 2015. The fruit comes from 3 blocks including 40 % old bush vines.
In The Cellar
After crushing and destalking, about 4 hours of skin contact is allowed before gently pressing. After overnight settling the clear juice is cold fermented with aromatic yeasts. Thirty percent of the wine was fermented in oak but removed immediately after fermentation. The blend remains “sur lie” for 2 months prior to stabilization and bottling.
Additional Information
Chenin Blanc is South Africa’s most planted variety. It is versatile in terms of style and food accompaniments. It covers various price points and it has become one of SA’s unique selling propositions. Our regular Chenin Blanc is well priced and is regarded as one of SA’s best value wines.

Other Vintages
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

Villiera Wine Club
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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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