Brut Méthode Cap Classique 2014.

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    Brut Méthode Cap Classique 2014

    The wine has a translucent colour with a slight green edge and a prominent mousse. Delicate
    flavours of toasted biscuit, creamy lees and fresh apple end with a long, elegant, dry finish.



    The grapes were picked in the early morning hours and pressed as whole bunches. Only the
    first 420 l of juice per ton was collected. It was then settled for 48 hours at 9 °C with only
    enzymes. Fermentation was done at 14 °C for 15 to 20 days with EC1118. Malolactic
    fermentation was completed in tanks. It was then left on the fine lees at 12 °C for 6 months
    after fermentation, stirring every 14 days for the first three months and monthly thereafter.
    The base wine was cold stabilised, racked, blended and bentonite added for protein
    stabilisation. Bottling followed and the second fermentation was initiated and completed in
    the bottle. After a minimum of 24 months on the lees the wine was riddled by hand and
    disgorged. A liqueur with a small amount of barrel aged Chardonnay was used and 5 g/l sugar
    was added.

    Alcohol: 11.84 vol %
    Total acid: 6.5 g/l
    pH: 3.21
    Residual sugar: 6.9 g/l
    Volatile acidity: 0.33 g/l
    Free sulphur: 5 mg/l
    Total sulphur: 24 mg/l

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    91% Chardonnay, 9% Pinot Noir

    Cultivar: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
    Clones: CY55, CY95, PN 59
    Age: 9 years
    Soil: Partly decomposed Malmesbury shale

    Cultivar: Chardonnay 100%
    Clones: CY55, CY95
    Age: 9 years
    Soil: Partly decomposed Malmesbury shale and structured red-yellow clay
    loam soils with coarse gravel.
    Yield: 7,5 ton/ha
    Balling: 18 °B
    pH: 2.95
    Total acid: 9,0 – 10,5 g/l

    2012 Vintage: Top 100 SA Double Platinum 2016, Gold Concours Mondial de Bruxelles
    2016, SAWi 2016 Grand Gold Recipient
    2011 Vintage: Gold Concours Mondial de Bruxelles
    2010 Vintage: Diamond Winemakers’ Choice Awards 2014
    2009 Vintage: Gold Michelangelo 2012 Awards; Gold Amorim MCC Challenge; Top 100 SA Wine; Gold Michelangelo 2013
    2008 Vintage: Gold Concours Mondial de Bruxelles
    2007 Vintage: Gold Michelangelo Awards; Diamond Award Winemakers Choice






    Project Details

    • Date March 30, 2017
    • Tags The Saronsberg Range

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