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 the ongoing education and upliftment of our staff and are WIETA accredited.
VARIETY: 35 % Pinot Noir, 30 % Chardonnay, 30 % Pinotage, 5 % Pinot Meunier
AREA OF ORIGIN: Stellenbosch
PRODUCT BACKGROUND: Tradition Rosé Brut followed Tradition in 1987 and it was the first bottle-fermented Rosé produced in South Africa. It is now a leader in this category.
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. The colour is achieved by adding about 2 % of a specially prepared red wine made from Pinotage. After blending, yeast and sugar are added for a secondary fermentation in the bottle which takes 6 weeks to produce the magical bubble. The sparkling wine is then matured in contact with the lees for an average of 18 months. After riddling and disgorging a small amount of dosage is added to balance.
Alcohol: 12.28 vol %
Residual Sugar: 8.9 g/li
Total Acid: 6.8 g/li