Villiera Chenin Blanc 2003

Villiera Chenin Blanc 2003

The wine has intense fruit with a hint of wood spice on the nose, including pineapple, guava and citrus. On the palate it is rich and full bodied with good balance and a long finish.


variety : Chenin Blanc [ 100% Chenin Blanc ]
winery : Villiera Wines
winemaker : Jeff Grier
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.2 % vol  rs : 4.0 g/l  pH : 3.6  ta : 5.5 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Medium   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

Previous Awards:
2002 - International Michelangelo Awards, 2002, Gold Medal
2002 - Veritas, 2002, Gold Medal
2002 - JOHN PLATTER Wine Guide, 2003, 4 Stars
2002 - Basel Wine Fair (Switzerland), 2002, Gold Medal
2001 - Diners Club Winemaker of theYear, 2001, Top 10
2001 - JOHN PLATTER Wine Guide, 2002, 4 Stars
2001 - Veritas, 2001, Double Gold Medal
2001 - Basel Wine Fair (Switzerland), 2001, Gold Medal
2000 - Wine of the Month Club, 2001, Winner
2000 - Veritas, 2000, Silver Medal
2000 - JOHN PLATTER Wine Guide, 2001, 4 Stars
1999 - Veritas, 1999, Silver Medal
1999 - SAA Awards, 1999, First Class
1998 - Veritas, 1998, Silver Medal
1996 - Veritas, 1996, Silver Medal
1996 - Wine of the Month Club, 1996, Winner
1996 - SAA Awards, 1996, Business Class
1996 - WINE Magazine Chenin Blanc Wine Challenge, 1999, Winner
1996 - WINE Magazine, 1999, 4 Stars
1996 - WINE Magazine, 1998, 4 Stars
1995 - SAA Awards, 1995, Business Class

ageing : The wine has the structure to last but Chenin Blanc can also be enjoyed young.

in the cellar : Villiera was amongst the pioneers of wooded Chenin Blanc in the Cape, albeit only partial, which resulted in a very integrated wine. The aim was to produce a rich, ripe wine which could handle a dimension of oak and would improve over an extended period. This was achieved by picking fully ripe grapes, allowing 6 hours of skin contact and pressing gently. Forty percent of the wine was fermented in oak, while the balance fermented in stainless steel.

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