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Villiera Chenin Blanc 2013

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Jeff Grier
Main Variety - Chenin Blanc
Alcohol - 13.5 %vol
Appellation - Stellenbosch

Characteristics

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


Accolades

AWARDS
  • 1995: SAA Awards - Business Class
  • 1996: WINE Magazine Chenin Blanc Challenge - Winner
  • Wine of the Month Club - Winner
  • SAA Awards - Selected Business Class
  • Veritas Awards - Silver Medal
  • WINE Magazine - 4 Stars
  • 1998: Veritas awards - Silver Medal
  • 1999: SAA Awards - Selected First Class
  • Veritas Awards - Silver Medal
  • 2000: Wine of the Month Club - Winner
  • Veritas Awards - Silver Medal
  • John PLATTER Wine Guide - 4 Stars
  • 2001: Veritas Awards - Double Gold Medal
  • Basel Wine Fair (Switzerland) - Gold Medal
  • Diners Club Winemaker of the Year - Top 10
  • John PLATTER Wine Guide - 4 Stars
  • 2002: Basel Wine Fair (Switzerland) - Gold Medal
  • International Michelangelo Awards - Gold Medal
  • Veritas Awards - Gold Medal
  • John PLATTER Wine Guide - 4 Stars
  • 2003: WINE Magazine Best Value Wine Guide - Rating 4
  • Wine Spectator - 87 points
  • Juliet Cullinan's Connoisseurs Award - Second
  • 2004: John PLATTER Wine Guide - 4 Stars
  • WINE Magazine - 4 Stars
  • 2006: SWISS Inernational Airlines - Selected
  • 2009: John PLATTER Wine Guide - Superquaffer of the Year
  • 2010: Sunday Times 'Pick of the Week' in August 2011
  • 2011: 2012 Veritas Awards - Double Gold Medal
  • 2012: 2012 Veritas Awards - Silver Medal

  • 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 medium bodied with good balance and a long finish.

    Ageing Potential

    The wine has the structure to last for 4 years but Chenin Blanc can also be enjoyed young.

    Blend Information

    100% Chenin Blanc

    In The Vineyard

    The fruit came from a blend of 3 blocks including 40% old bush vine Chenin Blanc.

    About The Harvest

    The Chenin was picked at optimum ripeness.

    In The Cellar

    Villiera was amongst the pioneers of wooded Chenin Blanc in the Cape, albeit only partial, which resulted in a very integrated wine. The aim was to produce a rich, ripe wine which could handle a dimension of oak and would improve over an extended period.

    This was achieved by picking fully ripe grapes, allowing 6 hours of skin contact and pressing gently. Forty percent of the wine was fermented in oak, while the balance fermented in stainless steel.

    Forty percent of the wine was fermented with oak and was removed immediately after fermentation. The blend remained sur lie for 3 months prior to stabilization and bottling.


    Other Vintages

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    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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    Cnr R101 & R304, Koelenhof, P.O. Box 66 , Stellenbosch, 7605, South Africa

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