The highest scoring wine is the Villiera Monro Brut 2011 with 94 points. This Cap Classique bears a Grier family name and is Villiera’s Prestige Cuvee. Made with maturation potential in mind, this rich creamy Cap Classique is produced only when conditions favour producing a fine sparkling wine.
The classical Villiera Tradition Brut NV is the second wine to break the 90-point barrier with a score of 91. Tradition Brut has been a hallmark in the Villiera stable, with the first vintage produced in 1984. This “Méthode Cap Classique” is a blend of red and white grapes displaying the full, balanced yeasty complexity synonymous with a wine made in this style.
Villiera Traditional Barrel Fermented Chenin Blanc 2016 received a score of 90 points to earn a Medal of Excellence. The grapes used to produce this Chenin Blanc were from two trellised vineyards and one old bush vine block and was barrel aged for 4 months in 1st and 2nd fill French Oak.
The 2017 SA Special Report is award-winning British wine-writer and Master of Wine Tim Atkin‘s fifth annual guide on South Africa. He says "Overall, I am extremely impressed with the quality of what I tasted in 2017," and feels that "the South African wine scene has never been more exciting or more diverse".