Cap Classique Brut Rose

R180.00 VAT Inclusive

Winemakers Comments

We made our Cap Classique, an elegant Brut Rose, entirely by hand in the old traditional style, by blending Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The Chardonnay gives good acidity and structure to the wine and the Pinot Noir adds richness and full fruit. The Chardonnay component also enhances the aging ability of this elegant MCC.  As we riddle the wines by hand, only small quantities are produced.

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Winemakers Comments

We made our Cap Classique, an elegant Brut Rose, entirely by hand in the old traditional style, by blending Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The Chardonnay gives good acidity and structure to the wine and the Pinot Noir adds richness and full fruit. The Chardonnay component also enhances the aging ability of this elegant MCC.  We riddle the wines by hand; consequently only small quantities are produced.

The Winemaking

The grapes were harvested by hand during early January to achieve a balance between acidity and taste. The chardonnay and pinot noir grapes were whole-bunch pressed to ensure a soft and elegant base wine. The wines were fermented at cool temperatures prior to secondary fermentation. We created our bubbles through a traditional method of combining sugar and yeast to incite a secondary fermentation in the bottled wine. Maturation takes place, in the bottle on lees, for a minimum period of 18 months.

Chemical Analysis

Alcohol: 11%
Residual Sugar: 1.7 g/l
Total Acidity: 5.7 g/l
pH: 3.4

Mixed case

History

Lovane is located in Stellenbosch, and is the smallest commercial wine estate in South Africa. We established the estate in 2003, while our first wines were bottled in 2006. Although we only produce limited quantities we always strive to produce elegant, quality wines from grapes sourced from the Western Cape region. The farm is owned by the Visser family.  Our wine is made with curiosity, passion and love.

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