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Vintage Cuvée Agrafe

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750 ml (Standard)

2012


Cultivar:

83% Chardonnay, 17% Pinot Noir

Country:

South Africa

Rating:

90 Points - Christian Eedes 93 Points - Greg Sherwood 94 Points - Tim Atkin

Specifications:

12.00% alc vol Sugar g/l: 3.92
Type: Sparkling Wine Cellaring Potential: 10+ yrs
Origin: Franschhoek Appellation: Franschhoek

Tasting Notes:

"Citrus, yellow apple, a particular yeasty quality plus ginger and spice. Rich and full with a soft mousse and a savoury finish." CE

Citrus
Citrus

Ginger
Ginger

Apple
Apple

Spices
Spices

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 Agarfe Cuvée is full of richness that comes from cork closure during the 2nd fermentation and maturation. This Cap Classique has been matured for 61 months.

Food pairing

Shrimp and shellfish, smoked salmon, caviar, fried calamari, and oysters.

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