PREVIOUS AWARDS 1993: Veritas Awards - Gold Medal International Wine & Spirit Competition - Silver Medal 1995: John Platter Wine Guide - 4 Stars Basel Wine Fair (Switzerland) - Gold Medal 1996: Veritas Awards - Gold Medal John Platter Wine Guide - 4 Stars 1997: John Platter Wine Guide - 4 Stars Veritas Awards - Double Gold Medal 1999: Basel Wine Fair (Switzerland) - Gold Medal John Platter Wine Guide - 4 Stars Classic Wine Trophy Awards - Gold Medal Classic Wine Trophy Awards - Top Cap Classique Veritas Awards - Gold Medal 2000: International Michelangelo Awards - Gold Medal John Platter Wine Guide - 4 Stars 2001: Classic Wine Trophy Awards - Gold Medal Concours Mondial de Bruxelles - Silver Medal International Wine & Spirit Competition - Silver Medal John Platter Wine Guide - 4 Stars Swiss International Airlines Awards - Gold medal Swiss International Airlines Awards - Best Sparkling Wine 2004: John Platter Wine Guide - 4½ Stars International Wine & Spirit Competition - Silver Medal - Best in Class 2005: John Platter Wine Guide - 5 Stars Concours Mondial de Bruxelles - Silver Medal 2006: International Michelangelo Awards - Silver Medal International Wine and Spirits Competition (UK) 2011 - Gold (Best in class) 2007: Decanter World Wine Awards 2012 - Gold and Regional Trophy (UK) - Best in Show International Wine Challenge (UK) - Silver 2012 Veritas Awards - Gold Medal 2012 Five Nations Wine Challenge - Wine of Show, Sparkling Wine Trophy 2012 John Platter Wine Guide - 5 Stars
Rich, creamy, yeasty nose, with a full, ripe toasty flavour on the middle palate developing finesse and complexity on the aftertaste.
The new contemporary packaging has been well received. The individual bottles are contained in single bottle boxes that double up as gift boxes. However if the gift option is of no use to you the Monro Brut is also available in beautifully designed 6 packs.
Powerful and rich to drink now it will still continue to improve for up to 3 years.
34% Pinot Noir, 51% Chardonnay, 15% Pinot Meunier
Villiera, a family run winery, is situated in the Stellenbosch region, where the prevailing Mediterranean climate favours, the growing of vines. We are a pioneering quality wine company committed to preserving the environment and we have been rewarded with membership to the Biodiversity of Wine Initiative.
Whenever conditions favour the production of fine sparkling wine we create Monro Brut our Prestige Cuvee. The 2007 vintage was suited to quality sparkling wine production. For our 2007 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. Part of the Chardonnay component was fermented in used barrels for extra complexity. After blending with Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, yeast and sugar were added for a secondary fermentation in the bottle and extended lees contact for 4 years. Monro Brut can age for at least 3 years from date of purchase. With age the wine softens in flavour, maintaining its sparkle, giving a fulfilling balance of age and fruit.
Blend: 34% Pinot Noir - for body and flavour; 51% Chardonnay - for elegance and freshness; 15% Pinot Meunier Bottled September 2007 | Disgorged: September 2011