Cap Classique Brut 2017


Bottle Price R275 | Case Price (6 Bottles) R1650

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

Tasting Notes

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.

In the Vineyard

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.

Cellar Practices

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.

Ageing Potential

10 Years after vintage

Serving Temperature

Recommended to be served at 10°C

Winemaker Adriaan Jacobs
Viticulturist Neville Dorrington
Residual sugar 6.2 g/l
Acidity 6.5 g/l
ph 3.13
Alcohol 12.5 %
Appellation Tulbagh

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