Villiera Tradition Rosé Brut NV
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Jeff Grier
Main Variety : Pinot Noir
Alcohol : 12.0 %vol
pH : 3.35
RS : 8.8 g/l
Total Acid : 6.2 g/l
Characteristics
Type : Sparkling
Style : Dry


Accolades
2017 - SAWi Awards: Grand Gold
2015 - Amorim MCC Challenge: Silver Medal
2001 - 2008 - John Platter wine guide: 4 Stars
2000/2001/2005 - Wine Magazine: 4 Stars
2005 - Wine 500 Club: Top Cap Classique
Tasting Notes
Joyful, rich pink colour, vivacious cascading bubbles and the full rich flavour of Pinot Noir combined with the elegance of Chardonnay and the uniqueness of Pinotage providing the colour. This is the Tradition rose - rich in flavour with a long finish.
Ageing Potential
Tradition Rose can age for at least 3 years from date of purchase. With age the wine softens in flavour, maintaining its sparkle, giving a fulfilling balance of age and fruit.
Blend Information
40% Pinot Noir, 30% Pinotage, 25% Chardonnay, 5% Pinot Meunier
In The Vineyard
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 quality improvement in the vineyard.
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. The colour is achieved by adding about 2% of a specially prepared red wine made from Pinotage. 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 then matured in contact with the lees for an average of 18 months. After riddling and disgorging a small amount of dosage is added to balance.
Additional Information
Tradition Rosé Brut followed Tradition in 1987 and it was the first bottle fermented Rosé produced in South Africa. It is now a leader in this category.

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Villiera Tradition Rosé Brut NV Jeff Grier Pinot Noir

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Tel: +27.218652002   Fax: +27.218652314   Email: wine@villiera.com  
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