Villiera Monro 2006
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Jeff Grier
Main Variety : Merlot
Alcohol : 14.02 %vol
pH : 3.46
RS : 2.37 g/l
Total Acid : 6.32 g/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch
Characteristics
Type : Red
Style : Dry
Body : Full


Accolades
2011 International Wine and Spirits Competition (UK) - Silver (Best in Class)
Tasting Notes
Villiera's flagship red blend.

We believe that at this level the consumer is entitled to more complexity, more interest and more terroir character, not just a brasher version of a cheaper wine. The wine must have intensity of flavour, great structure and texture, but above all the ability to mature. The wine has a deep red colour with rich red berry aromas and a good tannin structure with intense spicy undertones penetrated by hints of vanilla and tobacco.
Ageing Potential
This is a wine that should last for at least 8 years from vintage.
Blend Information
60% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc
In The Vineyard
With twenty five years knowledge of our vineyards we have identified the blocks that are capable of achieving greatness. Careful nurturing of these blocks and selective handpicking at optimum ripeness provided the raw material from which to sculpt a great wine. In the cellar the focus was on texture and the development of secondary aromas to complement the primary fruit.
In The Cellar
Through a 2 year rearing process in mostly new French oak barrels, split between Berthomieu and Mercier, a seductive complex wine was created, which satisfied our requirements for "World Class" status. After bottling, the wine is matured in our cellar for over 2 years to allow further secondary development before releasing onto the market.

Further value has been added by a sophisticated look involving a classic label and a quality carton box. "Monro" a historic family name was the obvious choice of brand as it symbolizes the dedication and heritage that are the hallmarks of this wine.

Other Vintages
Villiera Monro Red 2015 Jeff Grier Cabernet Franc
Villiera Monro Red 2013 Jeff Grier Cabernet Sauvignon
Villiera Monro Brut 2010 Jeff Grier Chardonnay
Villiera Monro Brut 2009 Jeff Grier Chardonnay
Villiera Monro 2009 Jeff Grier Merlot
Villiera Monro Brut 2008 Jeff Grier Chardonnay
Villiera Monro Red 2007 SOLD OUT Jeff Grier Cabernet Sauvignon
Villiera Monro Brut 2007 Jeff Grier Chardonnay
Villiera Monro 2006 Jeff Grier Merlot
Villiera Monro Brut 2006 Jeff Grier Chardonnay
Villiera Monro 2005 Jeff Grier Merlot
Villiera Monro Brut 2005 Jeff Grier Chardonnay
Villiera Monro 2004 Jeff Grier Merlot
Villiera Monro Brut 2004 Jeff Grier Chardonnay
Villiera Monro 2003 Jeff Grier Merlot
Villiera Monro 2002 Jeff Grier / Anton Smal Merlot
Villiera Monro Brut 2001 Jeff Grier Chardonnay
Villiera Monro 2001 Jeff Grier Merlot
Villiera Monro Brut 2000 Jeff Grier Chardonnay
Villiera Monro 2000 Jeff Grier, Anton Smal Merlot
Villiera Monro Brut 1999 Jeff Grier, Anton Smal Chardonnay
Villiera Monro Brut 1998 Jeff Grier, Anton Smal Chardonnay
Villiera Monro Brut 1995 Jeff Grier Chardonnay
Villiera Monro Brut 1994 Jeff Grier Chardonnay
Villiera Monro Brut 1993 Jeff Grier Chardonnay
Villiera Monro Twin Pack 0

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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
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