Villiera Monro 2003
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Jeff Grier
Main Variety : Merlot
Alcohol : 13.94 %vol
pH : 3.41
RS : 1.82 g/l
Total Acid : 6.16 g/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch
Characteristics
Type : Red
Style : Dry
Body : Full
Taste : Mineral


Accolades
PREVIOUS AWARDS
  • At the 2005 Calyon sponsored Bordeaux blend competition, Villiera won the trophy for best locally produced Bordeaux blend with our 2001 Monro.
  • Our 2002 Monro was also announced as the first runner-up in the same competition.
  • 2000: John PLATTER Wine Guide - 4 Stars
  • 2001: Calyon Trophy Winner
  • John PLATTER Wine Guide - 4 Stars
  • 2002: Calyon Trophy - Gold Medal
  • John PLATTER Wine Guide - 4 Stars
  • Veritas waards - Gold medal
  • 2003: International Michelangelo Awards - Silver medal
  • John PLATTER Wine Guide - 4 Stars
  • 2004: SAA Awards - Premium Class Red
  • John PLATTER Wine Guide - 4½ Stars
  • International Wine Challenge - Silver Medal
  • Decanter World Wine Awards - Bronze Medal
  • 2005: SAA Awards - Red Wine Trophy
  • Premium Class Red
  • John PLATTER Wine Guide - 4½ Stars
  • International Wine & Spirit Competition - Silver Medal
  • 2006: International Wine Challenge - Silver Medal
  • Decanter World Wine Awards - Bronze Medal
  • Tasting Notes
    Villiera's flagship 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 ten years from vintage
    Blend Information
    Merlot 65% Cabernet Sauvignon 35%
    In The Vineyard
    This is the fourth release of our 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. With twenty one years knowledge of our vineyards we have identified the blocks that are capable of achieving greatness.
    In The Cellar
    In the cellar the focus was on texture and the development of secondary aromas to complement the primary fruit. 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 a year to allow further secondary development.

    Further value has been added by a sophisticated look involving a classic label, tissue wrapping 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.

    Careful nurturing of these blocks and selective handpicking at optimum ripeness provided the raw material from which to sculpt a great wine.

    Other Vintages
    Villiera Monro Merlot 2016 Jeff Grier Merlot
    Villiera Monro Red 2015 Jeff Grier Cabernet Franc
    Villiera Monro Red 2013 Jeff Grier Cabernet Sauvignon
    Villiera Monro Brut 2012 Jeff Grier Chardonnay
    Villiera Monro Brut 2011 Jeff Grier Chardonnay
    Villiera Monro Brut 2010 Jeff Grier Chardonnay
    Villiera Monro 2009 Jeff Grier Merlot
    Villiera Monro Brut 2009 Jeff Grier Chardonnay
    Villiera Monro Brut 2008 Jeff Grier Chardonnay
    Villiera Monro Brut 2007 Jeff Grier Chardonnay
    Villiera Monro Red 2007 Jeff Grier Cabernet Sauvignon
    Villiera Monro Brut 2006 Jeff Grier Chardonnay
    Villiera Monro 2006 Jeff Grier Merlot
    Villiera Monro Brut 2005 Jeff Grier Chardonnay
    Villiera Monro 2005 Jeff Grier Merlot
    Villiera Monro Brut 2004 Jeff Grier Chardonnay
    Villiera Monro 2004 Jeff Grier Merlot
    Villiera Monro 2003 Jeff Grier Merlot
    Villiera Monro 2002 Jeff Grier / Anton Smal Merlot
    Villiera Monro 2001 Jeff Grier Merlot
    Villiera Monro Brut 2001 Jeff Grier Chardonnay
    Villiera Monro 2000 Jeff Grier, Anton Smal Merlot
    Villiera Monro Brut 2000 Jeff Grier Chardonnay
    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

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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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