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
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
The wine has the structure to last for 5 years but Chenin Blanc can also be enjoyed young.
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.