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Rosé Magnum

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1.5 L (Magnum)

2012


Cultivar:

55% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay, 5% Pinot Meunier

Country:

South Africa

Rating:

93 Points - Tim Atkin

Specifications:

12.00% alc vol Sugar g/l: 4.0
Type: Sparkling Wine, Sparkling Rosé Cellaring Potential: 10+ yrs
Origin: Franschhoek Appellation: Franschhoek

Tasting Notes:

The fresh bold fruit flavors of raspberry, white peach and hints of citrus show a lively wine. These are followed by some hints of grapefruit and wild rose. The palate opens with a voluptuous texture supported by elegant acidity. The agebility of this wine is shown in the freshness of the Chardonnay component that drives the length of the palate.

White Peach
White Peach

Raspberries
Raspberries

Grapefruit
Grapefruit

Plum
Plum

Paul has a passion for bottle-fermented sparkling wine and when his path crossed with Nic and Ferda a bond was quickly formed. A former school teacher with a passion for mathematics, Paul returned to the University of Stellenbosch and completed a BSc Oenology and Viticulture degree. During his winemaking studies he developed a keen interest and fascination with the science and art of bottle fermented sparkling wine and early in hie career decided to specialise in this exciting wine style. Soon after completing his studies Paul travelled to Europe to work and learn more about the fine art of bottle fermented sparkling wine in Franciacorta (Northern Italy), Côte des Blancs (in Champagne, France) and Germany.

The grapes are hand harvested and packed into shallow picking crates. Maximum 2 bunches deep. Grapes are stored in the cold room to reduce core berry temperature before pressing. The grapes are loaded for whole bunch pressing. 3 Different quality fractions are selected at pressing. Cuvée – high quality free run juice, Première Taille – first extraction, Deuxieme Taille – 2nd extraction.

The juice is settled using enzymes and is then racked. The clean juice goes through a cool fermentation. A small fraction is fermented in 2nd – 4th ll barrels and the large majority is fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. No lees contact is given post fermentation. Malolactic fermentation is avoided. Blending takes place from only the cuvee fractions, barrel fermented portions and various reserve wines that have been stored in 300 liter new and 2nd fill oak barrels. The reserve wine is stored in specially selected pièce champenoise barrels for 2 years and then bottled in magnums. This Cap Classique spends a minimum of 36 months on the lees.

Food pairing

Pair with Italian style cold cuts, crayfish, and soft cheeses, such as Brie and Camembert.

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