Villiera Monro Brut 2013

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Jeff Grier
Main Variety - Chardonnay
Alcohol - 12.1 %vol
pH - 3.10
RS - 9.0 g/l
Total Acid - 7.1 g/l
Appellation - Stellenbosch

Characteristics

Type - Cap_Classique
Style - Dry
Body - Full
Taste - Fragrant


Accolades

SAWi: Platinum 100 / Best MCC in SA.
Veritas Awards: GOLD
SA Sparkling Wine Championship: GOLD
Tim Atkin Report: 93 points

Tasting Notes

Rich, creamy, yeasty nose, with a refreshing flavour on the middle palate developing finesse and complexity on the aftertaste.

Blend Information

61% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir, 9% Pinot Meunier

About The Harvest

2013 was a relatively cool year. The vineyards were healthy and ripening occurred late. 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 6 years.

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 2013 Jeff Grier Chardonnay
Villiera Monro Brut 2012 Jeff Grier Chardonnay
Villiera Monro Brut 2012 Jeff Grier Chardonnay
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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