This Méthod Cap Classique 2015 from Knorhoek contains notes of green apple, white Turkish delight, lime and light biscuit notes upfront, with hints of red cherry/raspberry in the back ground coming from the Pinot noir component. Delicate mousse and tiny, persistent bubbles complement the crisp, refreshing acidity and creamy palate.
Hand-picked grapes are whole-bunch-pressed and the juice is fermented in stainless-steel tanks and matured in old French oak barrels for 10 months. Regular battonage (lees stirring) applied. Second fermentation occurs in-bottle which is then aged on the lees for 48 months. Then disgorged and given a further six months bottle maturation before being released.
Cultivar: Pinot Noir 50%, Chardonnay 50%
Wine of Origin: Western Cape
Disgorging date: 04 December 2019
Total production: 4,800 bottles
Prominent notes of green apple, biscuit and lime notes: are supported by interesting mineral characters on the nose. The delicate mousse and tiny, persistent bubbles complement the crisp, refreshing acidity and creamy palate of this elegant Brut style MCC.
Alcohol: 13.0% | Residual sugar: 5.8 gram/L | Total Acid: 8.1 gram/L | pH: 3.04