Villiera Tradition Brut NV

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Jeff Grier
Main Variety - Chardonnay
Alcohol - 12 %vol
pH - 3.19
RS - 8 g/l
Total Acid - 6.3 g/l
Appellation - Stellenbosch

Characteristics

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


Accolades

2021 Veritas Awards - Bronze
Michelangelo Awards 2021 - Gold
2021 Platter’s Wine Guide: 4 Star
2020 Veritas: GOLD
SAWi: PLATINUM (100 points)
National Wine Challenge: DOUBLE GOLD
2020 Tim Atkin Report: 90 points
International Wine & Spirits Competition: 96 points

Tasting Notes

This “Méthode Cap Classique” (bottle fermented sparkling wine) is a blend of red and white grapes displaying the full, balanced yeasty complexity synonymous with a wine made in this style. The wine retains its fresh racy zestiness that is a result of crisp acidity and delicate fruit.

Ageing Potential

Tradition Brut can age for at least 2 years from date of purchase.

Blend Information

70% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir

About The Harvest

Slightly unripe, healthy grapes are harvested early in the season by hand.

In The Cellar

Whole bunches are deposited directly in the presses (pneumatic) and pressed very gently according to a Champagne pressing programme. Only the cuvee (the best quality juice) is used in the blend. After blending, yeast and sugar are added for a secondary fermentation in the bottle which takes 6 weeks, producing the magical bubble. The sparkling wine is matured in contact with the lees for an average of 18 months.

Additional Information

Tradition was the first Cap Classique produced by Villiera in 1984, with the help of Champagne producer Jean Louis Denois. The cream and the red label indicate the use of white and red grapes used in the blend.



Other Vintages

Wine Wine Maker Main Variety
Villiera Tradition Brut Jeff Grier Chardonnay
Villiera Tradition Brut NV Jeff Grier Chardonnay
Villiera Tradition Brut N/V 1.5 L Jeff Grier Chardonnay


Tel: +27.218652002 Fax: +27.218652314 Email: wine@villiera.com Cnr R101 & R304, Koelenhof, P.O. Box 66 , Stellenbosch, 7605, South Africa

Drink Responsibly. Not for persons under the age of 18.