Cap Classique Ultra Brut 2011 (Zero Dosage)

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An uncompromising dry Cap Classique in style, this 100% Chardonnay has been on the lees for 100 months, patiently waiting for you to come along. Cap Classique in its purest form.

The Teal stripe is a tribute to Tiffany’s pure elegance and style.

Aggressive in style, there is nothing sweet about this baby, with just 1.4 g/l of residual sugar.

Come on, dare you!!

Best paired with Just The Way You Are by Billy Joel

 

TECHNICAL STUFF

Wine of Origin:    100% Elgin

Bottling date:      14 November 2019

Production:          12 000 x 750ml

Technical Analysis:

Alcohol.        Extract   Ph     TA.       VA        FSO2   TSO2      RS

12.30%vol.        20.2g/l.   3.2   8.0g/l   0.24g/l    15mg/l  65mg/l    1.4g/l

Source of Grapes:

The fruit for our 2011 Chardonnay Zero Dosage Methode Cap Classique was selected from a single vineyard growing in the cool climate of Elgin Valley. The excellent growing conditions allow the fruit the ripen to its full phenolic potential and produce a wine with fantastic ageing ability.

Harvest Date: Mid-February 2011

Winemaking:

Our Chardonnay Zero Dosage Methode Cap Classique is made from a single vineyard growing in the cool climate of Elgin Valley. The final wine comprises 100% Chardonnay with 100 months in the bottle before disgorging with zero dosage added. 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 basewine. 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 the second fermentation under the crown cap. This wine spent 100 months in the bottle, maturing on its lees before disgorging.

Maturation:

Three months on primary lees before the second fermentation. One hundred months in a bottle before disgorging.

Tasting note:

Zero Dosage represents Methode Cap Classique in its purest form, allowing the grape, site, and vintage to shine. Bright yellow with a green hue, the nose invites a vibrant bouquet of peach, almonds and exotic spice. The palate shows stone fruits, hints of brioche and lingering mousse.

 

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