Cape Winemakers Guild

Villiera Shooting Star Chardonnay Brut 2005

Winemaking Notes: Slightly unripe, healthy fruit was whole bunch pressed in a pneumatic bag press. Only the Cuvee (500 litres/ton) was settled and naturally fermented. After stabilisation and addition of the liqueur de tirage, the wine was bottled for second fermentation. After 27 months on the lees, this sparkling wine was riddled and disgorged. Dosage ensured perfect balance and a further 2 years on the cork has resulted in peak maturity. Tasting Notes: Rich, creamy, yeasty nose with a full, ripe toasty flavour on the palate, developing finesse and complexity on the aftertaste. Powerful and bracing to drink now but could develop more intensity with another year in the bottle.

Winemaker: Jeff Grier

Price raised per case

  • 6 x 750ml or equivalent
  • Highest: R 2 900.00
  • Lowest: R 2 600.00
  • Average: R 2 717.65


  • Bottle Size 750 ml
  • Case Size: 6 x 750 ml
  • Cases Produced: 56
  • Cases Auctioned 34


  • Alc: 12.20 vol%
  • RS: 7.60 g/l
  • TA: 5.50 g/l
  • pH: 3.50

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