The Chardonnay grapes for this rare cuvée (blend of finest base wines) is exclusively selected from high altitude cooler climate vineyards, which are meticulously tended to for ultra-premium quality.
Harvest begins early in the season in the calm, crisp hours before daybreak at lower sugar levels to
achieve the desired natural freshness and balance in the fruit for the making of pristine MCC base wine.
The journey to make a truly memorable Cap Classique is long and demanding, requiring exacting patience and commitment from the winemaker. It starts with whole-bunch pressing of the grapes in separate lots, with only the first 500 litres per ton of the best juice extracted. After the first fermentation, the
tank was filled and left on the primary lees up until blending. Only the best quality Chardonnay components were selected for the final blend of the base wine that was then stabilised and filtered.
The addition of the ‘liqueur de tirage’ (yeast) signals the start of the second fermentation in the bottle where the millions of tiny MCC bubbles form that give this style its mesmerising allure. The final phase consists of a minimum of 60 months on lees followed by a further minimum period of 12 months on cork, for crystal clear definition of flavours and exceptional complexity.
Alcohol 13 %
Residual Sugar 7 g/l
Total Acid 5.93 g/l