2018 De Grendel Methode Cap Classique Brut

£23.55 / 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.

60 in stock

Classic blend of 80% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Noir

Winemaker’s notes

  • 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 2018 vintage delivered yields varying from 8 to 10 tons per hectare

  • Vinification

Grape bunches were handpicked and gently wholebunch pressed to produce a more elegant wine. After settling and racking, the juice was inoculated and fermented into base wine 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 which creates natural carbonation. The wine was aged on the yeast in the bottle for 15 months to create that delicious biscuit-like richness before ‘dégorgement’ – the process whereby the yeast is removed to leave the wine beautifully clear. The result is a perfect bottle of Brut made in the Méthode Cap Classique style.

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 2018 vintage can be enjoyed now or matured for another 5 years.

Amorim Cap Classique Challenge Awards Gold

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