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Villiera Chenin Blanc 2020

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Jeff Grier
Main Variety - Chenin Blanc
Alcohol - 14.05 %vol
pH - 3.36
RS - 4.7 g/l
Total Acid - 6.1 g/l
Appellation - Stellenbosch

Characteristics

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


Accolades

SAWi: GRAND GOLD
Michelangelo Awards: GOLD
Gilbert & Gaillard International Challenge: GOLD 91points
Veritas Awards: SILVER

Tasting Notes

The wine has abundant fruit with a hint of wood spice on the nose, including pineapple, guava and citrus. On the palate it is rich with a hint of freshness. It is well balanced with a long finish.

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

The fruit comes from 3 blocks including 40 % old bush vines.

About The Harvest

The majority of the grapes are picked midseason by hand at optimum ripeness. A component was picked earlier to introduce freshness due to the warmer vintage. 2020 was a healthy vintage and there was virtually no botrytis.

In The Cellar

After crushing and destalking, about 4 hours of skin contact is allowed before gently pressing. The earlier picked portion was whole bunch pressed. After overnight settling the clear juice is spontaneously cold fermented Fifty percent of the wine was fermented in oak but removed immediately after fermentation. The blend remains “sur lie” for 2 months prior to stabilization and bottling.

Additional Information

Chenin Blanc is South Africa’s most planted variety. It is versatile in terms of style and food accompaniments. It covers various price points and it has become one of SA’s unique selling propositions. Our regular Chenin Blanc is well priced and is regarded as one of SA’s best value wines.


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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