Cap Classique 2013 – Blanc de Blanc Brut Limited Edition
R985.00 Vat Incl — available on subscription
Nickname : The Marilyn Monroe
This is the Real Deal, our attempt at perfection.
Harvested in 2013, it requires patience and time. Structure in a more traditional Champagne style it is dry but not aggressive.
The white stripe is a tribute to Marilyn Monroe, with the limited production representing her brief but impactful time in our world.
Best paired with A Kind of Magic by Queen
Wine: Black Elephant Vintners Chardonnay Blanc de Blancs
Wine of Origin: 100% Franschhoek Valley
Disgorging date: 1 August 2019
Production: 750 x 750ml
Alcohol Extract Ph TA VA FSO2 TSO2 RS
11.73%vol. 19.8g/l 3.13 6.2g/l 0.25g/l 15mg/l 50mg/l 3.30g/l
Harvest date: First week of February 2013
Source of Grapes:
The fruit for our 2013 Chardonnay Blanc de Blancs MCC was selected from a single vineyard in the Franschhoek Valley.
Our Chardonnay Blanc de Blancs MCC is made from a single vineyard growing in the Franschhoek valley. The Chardonnay grapes are harvested by hand and chilled overnight in our cold room. All our fruit is handpicked in the early morning and handled reductively to preserve the fruit’s integrity. 2days of cold settling follow a light whole bunch pressing according to the traditional champagne method to clarify the juice. A maximum of 500l/ton is recovered at this stage. The juice is inoculated with selected Champagne yeast to enhance freshness and elegance in the baseline. Fermentation lasts for 14 days at 15°C. 6 Months of full lees contact was allowed post-fermentation to add richness and texture to the wine. After six months in the tank, the base wine was stabilised and bottled for second fermentation under a crown cap. This wine spent 72months in the bottle before disgorging.
Twelve months on its primary lees pre-bottling. Seventy-two months under crown cap.
The modern fruit-forward style of Blanc de Blancs focuses on freshness rather than secondary aromas. Light yeasty aromas and tones of citrus, fresh-picked green apples and ginger with rich, creamy complexity and lemons on the palate. The wonderful mousse contributes freshness and finesse.
“We are all of us stars, and we deserve to twinkle.” – Marilyn Monroe