Villiera Chenin Blanc 2010

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Jeff Grier
Main Variety - Chenin Blanc
Alcohol - 14.00 %vol
pH - 3.5
RS - 3.00 g/l
Total Acid - 5.8 g/l
Appellation - Stellenbosch

Characteristics

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


Accolades

The 1999 was chosen for SAA First Class.
2001 - Veritas DOUBLE GOLD, Diners Club Top 10 and Gold at the Basel Wine Fair.
2002 – Gold At Basel Wine Fair and Gold at Michelangelo International Awards and a Veritas Gold
2003 – 87 Points in Wine Spectator, 4 Stars John Platter
2004 – 4 Stars John Platter 2005, 4 Stars Wine Magazine
2005 – 4 Stars John Platter 2006
2006 – Selected by Swissair 86 points Wine Spectator
2007 – Selected Wine by Society UK
2009 – JOHN PLATTER SUPERQUAFFER OF THE YEAR

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 full bodied with good balance and a long finish.

Style: Rich & Ripe

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

Villiera, a family run winery, is situated in the Stellenbosch region, where the prevailing Mediterranean climate favours, the growing of vines. We are a pioneering quality wine company committed to preserving the environment and we have been rewarded with membership to the Biodiversity of Wine Initiative.

Our aim is to reflect the specific character of the "terroir", as well as the unique characteristics of each vintage in our wines. We also commit ourselves to ongoing education and upliftment of our staff and their families.

About The Harvest

The 2010 Chenin was picked at optimum ripeness.

In The Cellar

The fruit came from a blend of 3 blocks including 40% old bush vine Chenin Blanc. Forty percent of the wine was fermented in oak but 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 2021 Jeff Grier Chenin Blanc
Villiera Chenin Blanc 2020 Jeff Grier Chenin Blanc
Villiera Chenin Blanc 2019 Jeff Grier Chenin Blanc
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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