The complex 2017 vintage shows a pale lemon colour and a delicate mousse upon pouring.
67% Chenin Blanc | 33% Chardonnay
Bottle fermented sparkling wine. Complex, crisp and elegant
Rijk’s Cap Classique has a rich lemon colour and a delicate mousse upon pouring. It exudes freshness and pure fruit on the nose by showcasing vibrant notes of apple, lemon blossom and white pear nuances. While slow-dancing on the palate, the bubbles release flavours of lime cordial and marmalade spread on bruschetta. This Brut has a long, elegant finish that promises to lift the spirits and excite the senses.
Soil: Low yielding, well drained vertical shale/schist
Average Yield: 5.9 tons/Ha
Aspect: Easterly facing slopes
Grapes were night harvested and picked by hand to retain flavours.
Grapes were whole bunch pressed in our pneumatic press on a champagne programme. 100% of the base wine was fermented in stainless steel tanks, and lay on the lees for 9 months before it was bottled. The base wine went through 100% malo-lactic fermentation before bottling. After a controlled 2nd fermentation in the bottle to create the magical sparkle, an extended 4-year period of yeast contact was given to ensure maximum development of this exceptional sparkling wine.
10 Years after vintage
Recommended to be served at 10°C
|Residual sugar||6.2 g/l|