Blanc de Blancs Méthode Cap Classique 2012

"Strings of dainty pearls in liquid gold". Made in the traditional French method of allowing a second fermentation to take place in the bottle. The extended period on lees, allowed time to add to the creamy complexity of this sparkling wine. It resulted in a bouquet of baked brioche, apples with fresh lemon and grapefruit aromas, enticing your senses. A vibrant sparkling wine with a crisp and integrated acidity. This Blanc de Blancs is to be savoured on any memorable occasion.

ANALYSIS
Alcohol 12% vol Sugar 6.7 g/l
TA 7.6 g/l pH 3.4
ACCOLADES
  • Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championship '16: Bronze - 2011 vintage
  • Amorin Cap Classique Challenge '16: Bronze - 2011 vintage
  • Amorin Cap Classique Challenge '15: Silver - 2010 vintage
  • Platter's SA Wine Guide '16: 5 stars - 2010 vintage
  • Platter's SA Wine Guide '15: 4.5 stars - 2009 vintage
  • Amorin Cap Classique Challenge '13: Gold - 2008 vintage
  • Platter's SA Wine Guide '14: 4.5 stars - 2008 vintage
  • Platter's SA Wine Guide '13: 4 stars - 2007 vintage
  • Top 100 SA Wines 2011: Top 100 - 2006 vintage
  • Platter's SA Wine Guide '12: 4 stars - 2006 vintage
  • International Wine Review: 90+ - 2006 vintage
VINEYARDS & VINIFICATION

Facing: North west
Soil types: Glenrosa
Age of vines: 22 years
Vineyard area: 1.5 ha
Yield per hectare: 7 t/ha
Trellised: 4 wire Perold
Irrigation: Supplementary
Clone: CY3 on Richter 99
Harvest date: 9 February 2012
Degree balling at harvest: Early morning hand harvested at 19°B
Vinification: Cold whole bunch press at 8°C, settled for 2 days at 10°C, 100% stainless steel fermented for 24 days at 11°C secondary fermentation: aged for 52 months with the lees in bottle, riddled over 2 weeks, dosage made up from the same vintage from bottle.
Optimum drinking time: 1 - 3 years

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