Villiera Chenin Blanc 2017

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Jeff Grier
Main Variety - Chenin Blanc
Alcohol - 14.6 %vol
pH - 3.73
RS - 4.4 g/l
Total Acid - 5.7 g/l
Appellation - Stellenbosch

Characteristics

Type - White
Style - Dry
Body - Full
Taste - Fruity


Accolades

Gold Wine Awards 2017 Gold
IWSC Awards 2017 Silver
Ultra Wine Challenge 2017 Silver
Gilbert and Gaillard International Challenge 2018 Gold

Tasting Notes

The wine has intense fruit and honey with a hint of wood spice on the nose, including pineapple, guava and citrus. On the palate it is rich and full bodied with good balance and a long finish.

Ageing Potential

The wine has the structure to last for 5 years, but Chenin Blanc can also be enjoyed young.

Blend Information

100% Chenin Blanc

In The Vineyard

The fruit comes from 3 blocks including 40% old bush vines.

About The Harvest

The majority of the grapes are picked midseason by hand at optimum ripeness. A component was picked earlier to introduce freshness due to the warmer vintage. 2017 was a healthy vintage and there was virtually no botrytis.

In The Cellar

After crushing and destalking, about 4 hours of skin contact is allowed before gently pressing. The earlier picked portion was whole bunch pressed. After overnight settling the clear juice is cold fermented with aromatic yeasts. Thirty five percent of the wine was fermented in oak but removed immediately after fermentation. The blend remains “sur lie” for 2 months prior to stabilization and bottling.

Additional Information

Chenin Blanc is South Africa’s most planted variety. It is versatile in terms of style and food accompaniments. It covers various price points and it has become one of SA’s unique selling propositions. Our regular Chenin Blanc is well priced and is regarded as one of SA’s best value wines.


Other Vintages

Wine Wine Maker Main Variety
Villiera Chenin Blanc 2017 Jeff Grier Chenin Blanc
Villiera Chenin Blanc 2016 Jeff Grier Chenin Blanc
Villiera Chenin Blanc 2015 Jeff Grier Chenin Blanc
Villiera Chenin Blanc 2014 Jeff Grier Chenin Blanc
Villiera Chenin Blanc 2013 Jeff Grier Chenin Blanc
Villiera Chenin Blanc 2013 Jeff Grier Chenin Blanc
Villiera Chenin Blanc 2012 Jeff Grier Chenin Blanc
Villiera Chenin Blanc 2011 Jeff Grier & Christiaan Visser Chenin Blanc
Villiera Chenin Blanc 2010 Jeff Grier Chenin Blanc
Villiera Chenin Blanc 2009 Jeff Grier Chenin Blanc
Villiera Chenin Blanc 2008 Jeff Grier Chenin Blanc
Villiera Chenin Blanc 2008 Jeff Grier Chenin Blanc
Villiera Chenin Blanc 2007 Jeff Grier Chenin Blanc
Villiera Chenin Blanc 2006 Jeff Grier, Anton Smal Chenin Blanc
Villiera Chenin Blanc 2005 Jeff Grier, Anton Smal Chenin Blanc
Villiera Chenin Blanc 2003 Jeff Grier Chenin Blanc
Villiera Chenin Blanc 2000 Jeff Grier Chenin Blanc
Villiera Chenin Blanc 1999 Jeff Grier Chenin Blanc


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