Cap Classique Extra Brut 2019 (Chardonnay)
R295.00 Vat Incl — available on subscription
Nickname : Madame Clicquot
The yellow stripe is a tribute to Madam Clicquot and all that she brought to the world of Champagne.
A style more associated with the Champagne region in France, this 100% Chardonnay is more familiar to regular Champagne drinkers.
Best paired with Sound of Silence by Disturbed
Wine of Origin: 100% Simonsberg, Paarl
Bottling date: 14 November 2019
Production: 12 000 x 750ml
Alcohol Extract Ph. TA VA FSO2 TSO2 RS
11.36%vol. 19.8g/l 3.2 6.60g/l 0.37g/l 18mg/l 68mg/l 3.5g/l
Source of Grapes:
The fruit for our 2016 Chardonnay Brut Methode Cap Classique was selected from a single vineyard growing on the Simonsberg facing Paarl. This site allows for a full-flavoured expression of the Chardonnay grape.
End of January 2016
Our Chardonnay Brut Methode Cap Classique was made from a single vineyard growing on the slopes of the Simonsberg mountain facing Paarl. The final wine comprises 100% Chardonnay with 40 months in the bottle before disgorging. The Chardonnay grapes are hand harvested in 20kg lug boxes and allowed to chill overnight in our cold room. All our fruit are 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 base wine. Fermentation lasts for 14 days at 15°C. 3 Months of full lees contact is allowed post-fermentation to add richness and texture to the wine. This is followed by bentonite fining and a light filtration before bottling for second fermentation under the crown cap. This wine spent 40 months in the bottle, maturing on its lees before disgorging.
Three months on primary lees before the second fermentation. Forty months in the bottle before disgorging.
A true expression of the Chardonnay grape, powerful, complex and elegant. The nose shows ripe citrus with melon and toasted almonds. The palate is vibrant, with lingering flavours of lemon, peach, ginger and brioche.
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