The Decanter World Wine Awards is an annual
international wine competition attracting more entries than any other wine
competition (over 10 000). Winning
a Decanter World Wine Award is a prestigious accolade for any winemaker.
Only 1% of all wines entered are deemed worthy of trophy
status. Only wines awarded a gold medal
are considered for a trophy. Regional
trophies are awarded to the best wines of each type in each region. The international trophy winners are
determined from the regional champions.
The Villiera Monro Brut 2007 was awarded the Regional Trophy as the best South African sparkling wine over £10.
Villiera Monro Brut 2007 is Villiera’s Prestige Cuvee and is only produced whenever
conditions favour the production of fine sparkling wine.
The 2007 vintage was suited to quality sparkling wine
production. Healthy 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 and Pinot Meunier, yeast and sugar were added
for a secondary fermentation in the bottle and extended lees contact for 5
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.
Monro Brut 2007 is a blend of 34% Pinot Noir for body and flavour, 51% Chardonnay
for elegance and freshness and 15% Pinot Meunier to bring the two together.
Tasting notes: Rich, creamy, yeasty nose, with a full ripe
toasty flavour on the middle palate developing finesse and complexity on the
aftertaste. Powerful and rich to drink now it will still continue to improve
for up to 3 years.
Approximate Retail shelf price in SA: R165.00 per bottle.
For more information visit www.villiera.com.