Villiera Monro Brut 1999

Bronze - International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) 2005
Winemaker's Choice Awards 2005 - Highly Regarded
Veritas 2005 - Silver
Rich, creamy, yeasty nose, with a full, ripe toasty flavour on the middle palate developing finesse and complexity on the aftertaste.


variety : Chardonnay [ 50% Chardonnay, 50% Pinot Noir ]
winery : Villiera Wines
winemaker : Jeff Grier, Anton Smal
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 12.5 % vol  rs : 6.0 g/l  pH : 3.35  ta : 5.8 g/l  
type : Sparkling  style : Dry  body : Medium  
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS
Gold Medal at the Basel Wine Fair,2004, Switzerland
Gold Medal at the Veritas awards, 2004
Bronze - International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) 2005
Winemaker's Choice Awards 2005 - Highly Regarded
Veritas 2005 - Silver
in the cellar : Whenever conditions favour the production of fine sparkling wine we intend to create Monro Brut Premiere Cuvee. The 1999 vintage was suited to quality sparkling wine production. For our 1999 Monro Brut , healthy whole grapes were pressed very gently using a Champagne pressing programme. Only the Cuvee (best quality juice) was used in the blend. The Chardonnay component was fermented in used barrels for extra complexity. After blending, with Pinot Noir, yeast and sugar were added for a secondary fermentation in the bottle and extended lees contact for 4 1/2 years.

Bottled: October 1999
Disgorged: February 2004

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