With its exuberant bubbles and golden hue, this deliciously dry Cap Classique Brut is a must for any celebration, big or small. Begin proceedings on a high note with this as your welcome drink, use it for toasts, or enjoy it with a lavish breakfast. (We rather like it with oysters, too!)
Made in the traditional French style with a blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes fermented in the bottle.
TASTING NOTE | DOWNLOAD TASTING NOTE Made from 68% Chardonnay and 32% Pinot Noir grown in Stellenbosch, this Cap Classique is full of finesse and energy. There are apples and citrus on the nose woven by a balanced mouthfeel and good acidity on the palate.
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Enjoy on its own, as a celebratory toast or with seafood and summer salads.
Drink now or within five years of harvest.
TERROIR / SOIL
Escourt and Glen Rosa
VINEYARD AND CLIMATE CONDITIONS
The 18-year-old vines are grown along the mountainous slopes of
Stellenbosch in a combination of Escourt and Glen Rosa soils. Located just
20km from the coast, the vineyard benefits from a cooling Atlantic Ocean
breeze that encourages slow ripening. As the conditions can be windy with
an average summer temperature of 28°C, the vineyard receives
supplementary drip irrigation. At harvest, the vines yield an average of 8
tons per hectare. The annual rainfall in the region is 400mm - 650mm.
The grapes were hand-harvested from three selected vineyard blocks
between 18° and 20°B using 9kg lug boxes. They were then hand-sorted
and gently, whole-bunch pressed. 90% of the juice was fermented in
stainless-steel tanks and 10% in old 400L French oak barrels. Secondary
fermentation took place in the bottle. After completing the secondary
fermentation, the wine was left to mature on the lees for 23 months before it