Jeff Grier's 2013 CWG Auction Wine

Villiera Meteor Cap Classique 2008Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier Wine of Origin Stellenbosch

A selection of perfectly healthy, early picked fruit was whole bunch pressed in a pneumatic bag press. Only the cuvée (500 litres/ton) was settled and naturally fermented. The final cuvée is comprised of all 3 Champagne varieties; Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier. The blend is dominated by Chardonnay to improve maturation potential and a portion was fermented in used barrels for extra complexity. The red grapes add body, roundness, and flavour. After stabilisation and addition of liqueur de tirage, the wine was bottled for second fermentation. After 5 years on the lees, this sparkling wine was riddled and disgorged. A small addition of dosage has ensured great balance.

Tasting Notes: Rich, biscuity and slightly spicy on the nose with a hint of berry fruit and roasted almonds on the palate, developing finesse and complexity on the aftertaste. Powerful and bracing to drink now but will develop more intensity and harmony with another year or two in the bottle.

Bottle size 750 ml Case size 6 x 750 ml Qty. cases produced 130 Qty. cases on offer 40 Alc 11.3 vol% RS 7.0 g/l TA 6.1 g/l pH 3.29 The Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction is open to the trade and general public. To attend the auction, to register to bid or for details of our online, telephonic or proxy bidding options, please contact the Cape Winemakers Guild Office on or phone: +27 (0)21 852 0408.