Chardonnay 54%, Pinot Noir 46%
AREA OF ORIGIN:
Western Cape, South Africa.
Chardonnay selected from the riverside and limestone vineyards with high natural lime in the soils producing 9 tons/ha. Pinot Noir planted in the loamy clay soils producing 10 tons/ha coming from our coastal Fir grove Vineyards.
Both varietals are hand picked: Chardonnay at 18-19.5°B for fruit and elegance. Pinot Noir at 18.5-20°B for complexity and length of flavour.
Produced in the Méthode Cap Classique cellar, Robertson.
Whole bunch pressing ensures fractional recovery. After settling of juice the two varieties are fermented separately. They are then cross blended along with reserve wine if necessary, bottled and left for 15 to 18 months yeast contact time before disgorgement.
“Light yeasty aromas, good fruit on the nose, and rich creamy complexity on the palate. Fine mousse gives freshness and finesse.”