Style/Variety: 100% Chardonnay
Region: Simonsberg, Paarl - South Africa
A true expression of the Chardonnay grape, powerful, complex and elegant. The nose shows ripe citrus with melon and toasted almonds. The palate is rich and vibrant with lingering flavours of lemon, peach, ginger and brioche.
Pork, Rich Fish (Salmon, Tuna etc), Vegetarian and Poultry
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 a total of 40 months in bottle prior to 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 integrity of the fruit. A light whole bunch pressing according to the traditional champagne method is followed by 2days of cold settling to clarify the juice.
The juice is inoculated with selected Champagne yeast to enhance freshness and elegance in the basewine. Fermentation lasts for 14days 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 prior to bottling for second fermentation under crown cap. This wine spent a total of 40 months in bottle maturing on it’s lees before disgorging.
3 Months on primary lees prior to second fermentation. 40 months in bottle prior to disgorging.