Villiera Tradition Brut NV

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Jeff Grier
Main Variety - Chardonnay
Alcohol - 12 %vol
pH - 3.23
RS - 8.5 g/l
Total Acid - 6.2 g/l

Characteristics

Type - Sparkling
Style - Dry


Accolades

Selected by SAA for Service to First Class and Business Class Passengers
2011 John Platter Wine Guide - 4 Stars


Tasting Notes

This "Methode 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 rich fruit.

Ageing Potential

Tradition Brut 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

55% Chardonnay, 33% Pinot Noir, 12% Pinotage

In The Cellar

For our Tradition, slightly unripe healthy grapes are pressed very gently using a Champagne pressing program. Only the cuvee (best quality juice) is used in the blend. After blending yeast and sugar are added for a secondary fermentation in the bottle which takes about six weeks, producing CO².

The sparkling wine is matured in contact with the lees for about 18 months. With age the wine softens in flavour, maintaining its sparkle, giving a fulfilling balance of age and fruit.


Other Vintages

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


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