Villiera Monro Brut 1998

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Jeff Grier, Anton Smal
Main Variety - Chardonnay
Alcohol - 12.5 %vol
pH - 3.45
RS - 6.0 g/l
Total Acid - 4.9 g/l
Appellation - Coastal

Characteristics

Type - Sparkling
Style - Dry
Body - Full


Accolades

1997 - Veritas, 2003, Double Gold Medal
1997 - Juliet Cullinan Wine Connoisseur's Award, 2003, Second
1996 - Veritas, 2002, Gold Medal
1996 - JOHN PLATTER Wine Guide, 2003, 4 Stars
1995 - Veritas, 2000, Silver Medal
1995 - JOHN PLATTER Wine Guide, 2001, 4 Stars
1995 - Basel Wine Fair (Switzerland), 2001, Gold Medal
1993 - International Wine and Spirit Competition, 2000, Silver Medal
1993 - Veritas, 1999, Gold Medal

Tasting Notes

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

Ageing Potential

Powerful and bracing to drink now it will still continue to improve for up to 3 years.

Blend Information

Chardonnay, Pinot Noir

In The Cellar

Whenever conditions favour the production of fine sparkling wine we intend to create Monro Brut Premiere Cuvee. The 1998 vintage was suited to quality sparkling wine production. For our 1998 Monro Brut , healthy whole grapes were pressed very gently using a Champagne pressing programme. Only the Cuvee (best quality juice) was used in the blend. The Chardonnay component was fermented in used barrels for extra complexity. After blending, with Pinot Noir, yeast and sugar were added for a secondary fermentation in the bottle and extended lees contact for 5 years. Monro Brut can age for at least 3 years from date of purchase. With age the wine softens in flavour, maintaining its sparkle, giving a fulfilling balance of age and fruit.


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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