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    Saronsberg Brut Methode Cap Classique 2012

    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 9 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 30 months on the lees the wine was riddled by hand and degorged. A liqueur consisting of barrel-fermented Chardonnay was used and 7 g/l sugar was added.

    Winemaker : Dewaldt Heyns
    Main Variety : Chardonnay
    Alcohol : 11.59 vol %
    pH : 3.31
    RS : 7.0 g/l
    Total Acid : 67.3 g/l
    Volatile Acidity : 0.36 g/l
    SO2 : 19 mg/l
    Free SO2 : 0 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

    The grapes were picked in the early morning hours in whole bunches.
    Yield: 7.5 t/ha
    Balling: 18 °B
    pH: 2.95
    Total Acid: 9.5 – 11.5 g/l

    2012 Vintage
    Top 100 SA Double Platinum 2016
    Gold Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2016
    2011 Vintage
    Gold Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2015
    2010 Vintage
    Diamond Winemakers’ Choice Awards 2014
    2009 Vintage
    Top 100 SA Wines 2003
    Michelangelo Wine Awards 2013 – GOLD
    Michelangelo Wine Awards 2012 – GOLD
    Amorim MCC Challenge 2012 – GOLD
    2008 Vintage
    Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2012 – GOLD
    2007 Vintage
    Michelangelo Wine Awards 2011 – GOLD
    Winemakers’ Choice Diamond Awards 2011 – DIAMOND






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