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: 30 % Pinot Noir, 70 % Chardonnay
AREA OF ORIGIN: Stellenbosch
PRODUCT BACKGROUND: Tradition was the first Cap Classique produced by Villiera in 1984, with the help of Champagne producer Jean Louis Denois. The cream and the red label indicate the use of white and red grapes used in the blend.
HARVEST DETAILS: Slightly unripe, healthy grapes are harvested early in the season by hand.
CELLAR TREATMENT: Whole bunches are deposited directly in the presses (pneumatic) and pressed very gently according to a Champagne pressing programme. Only the cuvee (the best quality juice) is used in the blend. After blending, yeast and sugar are added for a secondary fermentation in the bottle which takes 6 weeks, producing the magical bubble. The sparkling wine is matured in contact with the lees for an average of 18 months.
Alcohol: 12.1 vol %
Residual Sugar: 8 g/li
Total Acid: 6.3 g/li