Villiera Brut Natural 2012
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Jeff Grier
Main Variety : Chardonnay
Alcohol : 11.5 %vol
pH : 3.52
RS : 1.9 g/l
Total Acid : 5.7 g/l
SO2 : 5 mg/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch
Characteristics
Type : Sparkling
Style : Very Dry
Body : Full
Taste : Fragrant


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.
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
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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Tel: +27.218652002   Fax: +27.218652314   Email: wine@villiera.com  
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