2022 De Grendel Methode Cap Classique Brut

£20.00 / Per Bottle

Effervescent elegance in a glass – our beautifully balanced Cap Classique. Sometimes, a celebration is just for two – you and the bottle – for all other special occasions, sharing is essential as long as the Cap Classique is ice cold and the company invaluable.

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Classic blend of 80% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Noir

Winemaker’s notes

During 2021, a late winter and spring lead to a late harvesr season in 2022 with 3 small compact heat waves in January. Above average crop, quality and quantity wise.

  • Viticulture

The well-established Chardonnay and Pinot Noir vineyards are trellised using the VSP system and are located on the slopes of the Tygerberg at approximately 7 kilometres from, and in sight of, the Atlantic Ocean. The 2022 vintage delivered yields varying from 8 to 10 tons per hectare.

  • Vinification

The De Grendel Cap Classique is a classic blend of 81% Chardonnay and 19% Pinot Noir. Grape bunches were whole-bunch pressed. After settling and racking, the juice was inoculated and fermented in stainless steel tanks where it underwent malolactic fermentation. The base wine was filtered and bottled with ‘Liqueur de Tirage’, a yeast and sugar mixture which facilitates secondary fermentation in the bottle creating natural carbonation. The wine was aged on the yeast in the bottle for 14 months to create that delicious biscuit-like richness before ‘dégorgement’ – the process whereby the yeast is removed to leave the wine beautifully clear.

This Méthode Cap Classique is the ideal drink for all occasions and is the most versatile wine for food pairings. Enjoy it as an aperitif before dinner, with creamy Mascarpone-scrambled eggs, smoked salmon and cream cheese canapés or a warm baked apple tarte tatin.

The 2022 vintage can be enjoyed now or matured for another 5 years.

Amorim Cap Classique Challenge Awards Gold

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