Villiera is a family run winery in the Stellenbosch region of South Africa. We are a pioneering quality wine company committed to preserving the environment and have been rewarded with membership to the Biodiversity of Wine Initiative. We specialise in Cap Classique and have a strong reputation for Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. We also commit ourselves to on-going education and upliftment of our staff and are WIETA accredited.
VARIETY: 100 % Chenin Blanc
AREA OF ORIGIN: Stellenbosch
PRODUCT BACKGROUND: Chenin Blanc is South Africa’s most planted variety. It is versatile in terms of style and food accompaniments. It covers various price points and it has become one of SA’s unique selling propositions. Our regular Chenin Blanc is well priced and is regarded as one of SA’s best value wines.
HARVEST DETAILS: The majority of the grapes are picked mid-season by hand at optimum ripeness. A component was picked earlier to introduce freshness due to the warmer vintage. 2019 was a healthy vintage and there was virtually no botrytis. The fruit comes from 3 blocks including 40 % old bush vines.
CELLAR TREATMENT: After crushing and destalking, about 4 hours of skin contact is allowed before gently pressing. The earlier picked portion was whole bunch pressed. After overnight settling the clear juice is spontaneously cold fermented Fifty percent of the wine was fermented in oak but removed immediately after fermentation. The blend remains “sur lie” for 2 months prior to stabilization and bottling.
Alcohol: 13.30 vol %
Residual Sugar: 3.37 g/li
Total Acid: 6.4 g/li