Spier Cap Classique Brut 2021
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Spier Cap Classique Brut 2021

61% Chardonnay / 39% Pinot Noir

With its exuberant bubbles and golden hue, this deliciously dry Cap Classique Brut is a must for any celebration, big or small. Begin proceedings on a high note with this as your welcome drink, use it for toasts, or enjoy it with a lavish breakfast. (We rather like it with oysters, too!)

Made in the traditional French style with a blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes fermented in the bottle.

TASTING NOTE

Made from grapes grown in Stellenbosch, this Cap Classique is full of finesse and energy. There are apples and citrus on the nose woven by a balanced mouthfeel and good acidity on the palate.

SERVE WITH

Enjoy on its own, as a celebratory toast, or with seafood and summer salads. Drink now or within five years of harvest.

WINEMAKER: Heidi Dietstein

ORIGIN: Stellenbosch

TERROIR / SOIL

The 19-year-old vines are grown along the mountainous slopes of Stellenbosch in a combination of Escourt and Glen Rosa soils. Located just 20km from the coast, the vineyard benefits from a cooling Atlantic Ocean breeze that encourages slow ripening. As the conditions can be windy with an average summer temperature of 28°C, the vineyard receives supplementary drip irrigation. At harvest, the vines yield an average of 8 tons per hectare. The annual rainfall in the region is 400mm-650mm.

WINEMAKING

The grapes were hand-harvested from three selected vineyard blocks between 18° and 20°B using 9kg lug boxes. They were then hand-sorted and gently, whole-bunch pressed. 90% of the juice was fermented in stainless-steel tanks and 10% in old 400L French oak barrels. Secondary fermentation took place in the bottle. After which, the wine was left to mature on the lees for 23 months before it was disgorged.

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