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Fresh, dry whites (under £15) - CHENIN BLANC, Villiera. Stellenbosch, South Africa

2015 CHENIN BLANC, Villiera. Stellenbosch, South Africa

Alcohol Percentage: 13.5%
Area: Although Stellenbosch is the most famous area in South Africa, it is actually pretty large and very variable. The Villiera estate is in the north part, half way to Paarl
Grape Variety: 100% Chenin Blanc. The vast majority is fermented cool and bottled quickly, for freshness. A tiny proportion of 'botrytis' grapes adds a little richness; as does a small amount of oak fermentation and lees ageing
Producer: Villiera is a 180 hectare estate started in 1983, owned and run by the Grier family. Up until now thing have been pretty "mid-market". This year sees an introduction of new labels with a new emphasis on sustainable farming and pure, clean, very modern winemaking
Cellar Potential: Drink young
Old Bridge Rating: Classic example of fresh, lively South African Chenin. Not big and complex like the boutique examples from Swartland, but ripe, rounded and nicely balanced
Press Reviews: Sliver Medal, International Wine and Spirits Competition

£9.50 £8.50 per bottle
This wine does not qualify for a discount

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5% discounts on Mixed Cases.
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