Villiera Traditional Barrel Fermented Chenin Blanc 2011
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Jeff Grier
Main Variety : Chenin Blanc
Alcohol : 13.3 %vol
pH : 3.75
RS : 4.1 g/l
Total Acid : 5.7 g/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch
Characteristics
Type : White
Style : Dry
Body : Full
Taste : Fruity


Accolades
PREVIOUS AWARDS
  • 2009: Santam Classic Wine Show - Gold Medal
  • John PLATTER Wine Guide - 4 Stars
  • International Wine Challenge - Silver Medal
  • Concours Mondial de Bruxelles - Silver Medal
  • DECANTER World Wine Awards - Bronze Medal,
  • 2010: Winemakers Choice awards 2011 - Diamond Award
  • Michelangelo International Awards 2011 - Gold medal
  • John PLATTER Wine Guide - 4 Stars
  • International Wine Challenge - Bronze Medal
  • DECANTER World Wine Awards - Bronze Medal
  • International Wine and Spirits Competition 2011 (UK) - Silver
  • Michelangelo Wine Awards 2011 - Gold
  • Winemakers Choice Diamond Award 2011 - Gold
  • 93 points by i-winereview - "one of South Africa's best Chenin Blancs"
  • Tasting Notes
    A powerfully structured wine with obvious tropical fruit character and hints of citrus and pineapple.
    Ageing Potential
    It has the ability to mature for up to 6 years.
    Blend Information
    100% Chenin Blanc
    About The Harvest
    Fully ripe fruit from 3 selected, mature vineyards was picked with about 5% botrytis infection. One of the blocks is a low yielding dry land bush vine vineyard. 
    In The Cellar
    The settled juice is fermented in French oak barrels (50% new) and, to improve complexity, it consists of two very different parts. The first component is treated with limited SO2 and mololactic fermentation is allowed while the other component is kept fresher and malolactic is prevented. Botonage is practiced on each barrel and a total of 4 months in the barrels ensures integrated oak in harmony with the fruit.

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    Tel: +27.218652002   Fax: +27.218652314   Email: wine@villiera.com  
    Cnr R101 & R304, Koelenhof, Stellenbosch, 7530. P.O. Box 66 , Stellenbosch, 7605, South Africa
    Drink Responsibly. Not for sale to persons under 18.