Blanc de Blancs Cap Classique 2016

A Chardonnay base wine is made of 11% alcohol by picking grapes at 19 balling. Grapes are whole bunched pressed and tank fermented with selected yeast strain. The tirage is prepared (sugar, yeast and riddling agents) and the wine is bottled under crown cap for second fermentation. Further sur lie maturation takes place in bottle over the next 48 - 52 months before riddling and disgorging of the Cap Classique. The Blanc de Blanc Cap Classique is made in a Brut style of residual sugar ranging from 3 -7g/l max.

ANALYSIS
Alcohol 12.5% vol Sugar 3.2 g/l
TA 5.0 g/l pH 3.6
ACCOLADES
  • Platter's SA Wine Guide '20 : 4.5 stars - 2014 vintage
  • Tim Atkin '19 Report - 2014 vintage
  • Amorim MCC Challenge '19 : Silver - 2014 vintage
  • Champagne Sparkling Wine World Championships '19 : Gold - 2014 vintage
  • Amorim Cap Classique '18 : Silver - 2013 vintage
  • Platter's SA Wine Guide '19 : 4.5 Stars - 2013 vintage
  • Tim Atkin '18 : 90 - 2013 vintage
  • Cederberg & Lambertsbaai Wards Terroir Awards : Top Sparkling Wine - 2013 vintage
  • The Champagne Sparkling Wine World Championships : Gold - 2013 vintage
  • Platter's Wine Guide '18 : 4.5 stars - 2012 vintage
  • Cederberg & Lambertsbaai Wards Terroir Awards : Top Sparkling Wine - 2012 vintage
  • Terroir Wine Awards : Top Sparkling Wine - 2012 vintage
  • Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show '17 : Silver - 2012 vintage
  • 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: 19 years
Planted: 1.5 ha
Yield per hectare: 6 t/ha
Trellised: 4 wire Perold
Irrigation: Supplementary
Clone: CY3 on Richter 99
Harvest date: 20 January 2016

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