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IWSC 96 Points for Villiera Tradition Brut NV

5 October 2020  -  Villiera Wines

Now in its 35th year of production, Villiera Tradition Brut remains a gilded Cap Classique earning another accolade at the 2020 International Wine & Spirit Competition.

Created over 50 years ago by wine chemist Anton Massel, the International Wine & Spirit Competition continues to reward excellence in drinks worldwide. Regarded as the international benchmark for quality, earning an IWSC Gold Medalis indicative of a wines outstanding quality, great personality, character and complexity.

Villiera Tradition Brut NV, already a 2020 NWC Double Gold winner, received a 96-point rating to earn an IWSC Gold Medal and remains Villiera’s most awarded wine. From its maiden vintage in 1984, this Cap Classique blend of red and white grapes steadily garnered a reputation for consistent quality and style. This together with other firsts in the category has positioned the Grier Family of Villiera as pioneers of Cap Classique wines with the distinctive character and craftsmanship. After three decades, Villiera Tradition Brut continues to delight and impress as a result of the Grier’s philosophy to honour classic winemaking traditions and a commitment to cultivate the best of Villiera’s unique terroir.

Silver medals were also awarded for the Villiera Monro Brut 2013 and the Villiera Monro Merlot 2018, adding to these flagship wines’ collection of accolades, both having achieved Top 100 SA Wine status this year. The Monro brand is used for Villiera’s flagship range, proudly carrying a Grier family name.

The Villiera Monro Brut 2013– scoring 91 points is a prestige cuvee of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. As the flagship in the Villiera Cap Classique stable, it optimises the creative flair and craftsmanship dedicated to producing exceptional quality wines.The Monro Brut is made with maturation in mind to highlight the complexity of its terroir.

Receiving a score of 90 points, Villiera Monro Merlot 2018 is a wine designed to appeal to the consumer looking for greater complexity, terroir character and longevity. It symbolises the focus given to this variety at Villiera as a result of Jeff’s belief that Merlot from selected old vines could produce a flagship worthy wine reflecting depth and texture.  With a 4 ½ star Platter rating as well the Monro Merlot is developing a strong reputation.

As with blending in winemaking, producing truly consistent wines that achieve international benchmarks for excellence and consumer appreciation is a synthesis between nature, craftsmanship and imagination. Cellarmaster, Jeff Grier, together with Winemakers Alexander Grier and Nathan Valentine, achieve this symbiosis of depth of experience, passion and flair.

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