Villiera Starlight Brut NV - The Light Cap Classique
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Jeff Grier
Main Variety : Chardonnay
Alcohol : 9.62 %vol
pH : 3.3
RS : 7.5 g/l
Total Acid : 6.5 g/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch
Characteristics
Type : Cap_Classique
Style : Off Dry
Body : Light


Tasting Notes
This light "Methode Cap Classique" (bottle fermented sparkling wine) is a blend of red & white grapes displaying light, 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 delicate fruit.
Blend Information
50% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir, 20% Pinotage
In The Vineyard
Our lighter, sandy soils are ideal for producing more delicate, lighter wine which is why Villiera focuses on Cap Classique.
About The Harvest
Slightly unripe, healthy grapes are harvested from a mix of trellised and bush vine vineyards, beginning in mid January.
In The Cellar
Whole bunches are pressed very gently using a Champagne pressing program. Only the cuvee (best quality juice) is used in the blend. After blending, a small amount of alcohol is
removed to ensure it meets the requirements for light wine. Yeast and sugar are added for a secondary fermentation in the bottle which takes 6 weeks, producing CO2. The sparkling wine is matured in contact with the lees for 12 months. Starlight Brut can age for at least 2 years fromm date of purchase. With age the wine softens in flavour, maintaining its sparkle, giving a fulfilling balance of age and fruit.
Additional Information
Starlight Brut is a new innovation form Villiera. Renowned for their pioneering efforts, Villiera has created the first low alcohol Cap Classique without quality compromise. When Cap Classique was first enjoyed, drinkers likened the experience to tasting the stars.

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Villiera Starlight Brut NV - The Light Cap Classique Jeff Grier Chardonnay

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