Villiera Cellar Door Chenin Blanc 2003
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Jeff Grier
Main Variety : Chenin Blanc
Alcohol : 14.6 %vol
pH : 3.5
RS : 3.8 g/l
Total Acid : 5.55 g/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch
Characteristics
Type : White
Style : Dry
Body : Medium
Taste : Mineral


Accolades
PREVIOUS AWARDS
  • 2001: Rendez Vous de Chenin - World top 49 best
  • Veritas Awards - Double Gold Medal
  • SA Trophy Wine Show - Silver Medal
  • John PLATTER Wine Guide - 4 Stars
  • 2003: Veritas Awards - Double Gold Medal
  • SA Trophy Wine Show - Bronze Medal
  • John PLATTER Wine Guide - 4 Stars
  • 2004: Super Chenin Status
  • WINE Magazine - 4 Star
  • John PLATTER Wine Guide - 4 Stars
  • 2005:SAA Awards - Premium Class White
  • Veritas Awards - Gold Medal
  • SWISS International Airlines Awards - Silver Medal
  • John PLATTER Wine Guide - 4 Stars
  • 2007: International Wine Challenge - Gold Medal
  • Veritas Awards - Double Gold Medal
  • Super Chenin Status
  • John PLATTER Wine Guide - 4 Stars
  • International Wine & Spirit Competition - Bronze Medal
  • DECANTER World Wine Awards - Bronze Medal
  • Tasting Notes
    The 2003 is the Second Chenin Blanc to be released under the "Cellardoor" label. For greater complexity we selected fruit from two of our best Chenin Blanc vineyards. The fruit was picked fully ripe to ensure soft acidity and a rich tropical character with hints of citrus and pineapple.
    Ageing Potential
    This wine should last for at least four years from vintage
    Blend Information
    100% Chenin Blanc
    In The Cellar
    The powerful structure was also designed to cope with extended barrel maturation for five months. During this time the wine remained "sur lie" and regular "batonage" was performed. The result is a blockbuster Chenin Blanc with great ageing potential.

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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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