BETTER WITH BUBBLES!
The Tradition Brut was the first Méthode Cap Classique (MCC) produced by Villiera winery in 1984, with the help of Jean-Louis Denois. This MCC contains a variety of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes. The cream and red label indicates that both white and red grapes are used within the blend.
HOW IT’S MADE
To make this awardwinning MCC slightly unripe, healthy grapes are harvested by hand early in the season. The whole bunches are deposited directly into the presses and pressed gently. Only the best-quality juice is used in the blend. Yeast and sugar are added for the secondary fermentation in the bottle, which takes six weeks and produces the magical bubbles. The wine is matured in contact with the lees for an average of two years and can age for at least two years after its purchase.
When tasting this MCC, you’ll pick up the full, yeasty complexity synonymous with wine made this way. The Tradition Brut retains a fresh zestiness that is a result of crisp acidity and delicate fruit. The Griers of Villiera Wines have been unlocking the marvels of nature to create their distinctive wines for over 30 years. Their Tradition Brut is a particularly special offering, boasting four stars in Platter’s Wine Guide, and receiving a South African Wine Index score of 93+ points this year, firmly cementing its welldeserved Grand Gold rating.