Villiera Brut Natural 2008
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Jeff Grier
Main Variety : Chardonnay
Alcohol : 11.93 %vol
pH : 3.56
RS : 1.3 g/l
Total Acid : 5.7 g/l
SO2 : 4 mg/l
Free SO2 : 0 mg/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch
Characteristics
Type : Sparkling
Style : Very Dry


Accolades
PREVIOUS AWARDS
  • 1998: John PLATTER Wine Guide - 4½ Stars
  • WINE Magazine - 4 Stars
  • 1999: John PLATTER Wine Guide - 4½ Stars
  • SA Trophy Wine Show - Silver Medal
  • 2001: John PLATTER Wine Guide - 5 Stars
  • 2002: John PLATTER Wine Guide - 4½ Stars
  • 2003: John PLATTER Wine Guide - 4½ Stars
  • Veritas Awards - Silver Medal
  • 2004: John PLATTER Wine Guide - 4½ Stars
  • International Wine & Spirit Competition - Best in Class & Silver Medal
  • International Wine Challenge - Bronze Medal
  • 2005: John PLATTER Wine Guide - 4½ Stars
  • 2006: DECANTER World Wine Awards - Silver Medal
  • 2007: John PLATTER Wine Guide - 4½ Stars
  • International Wine Challenge - Great Value award Winner & Silver Medal
  • DECANTER World Wine Awards - Bronze Medal
  • 2008: 90 points by i-winereview
  • Tasting Notes
    After a controlled second fermentation in the bottle, to create the magical sparkle, an extended period of yeast contact was allowed to ensure maximum development of this exceptional sparkling wine. The balance and softer style of this Cap Classique made it possible to avoid adding dosage which means it is extra dry and ideal as an aperitif.
    Ageing Potential
    The 2008 Villiera Brut Natural  was made without the use of any preservative while maintaining the usual quality standard.  The only condition is that it be consumed within 4 years of release, because maturation will take place at an accelerated rate.
    Blend Information
    100% Chardonnay
    In The Vineyard
    This innovative Cap Classique is created for those consumers who are both environmentally aware and health conscious.  Only Chardonnay grapes were used which were sourced exclusively in our own ecologically friendly vineyards. 
    About The Harvest
    Hand picked grapes were delivered in perfect condition to the cellar where they were gently pressed.  The cuvee underwent  both a natural primary fermentation and a natural malolactic fermentation, after which it evolved on the primary lees for a period of 6 months without the involvement of additives.  Importantly, the addition of sulphur was avoided throughout the entire process.
    In The Cellar
    After a controlled second fermentation in the bottle, to create the magical sparkle, an extended 2 year period of yeast contact was allowed to ensure maximum development of this exceptional sparkling wine.  The balance and softer style of this Cap Classique made it possible to avoid adding dosage which means it is extra dry and ideal as an aperitif.

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    Villiera Brut Natural 2003 Jeff Grier Chardonnay
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    Villiera Brut Natural 1998 Jeff Grier Chardonnay

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    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 sale to persons under 18.