The Wine: This complex and indulgent MCC shows clarity of fruit on the nose. Hints of lime are accompanied by aromas of toasted bread and hazelnut. The palate is creamy, round and textured with an explosive acidity and lasting, elegant finish.
Food Pairing: Served well chilled, this wine can be enjoyed on its own or with oysters, delicate seafood dishes and salads.
Grape: Chardonnay 100%
Producer: KWV Laborie Wines
Winemaker: The Winemaking Team
Wine Region: Western Cape
At a Glance: ABV: 12.49% RS : 7.5 g/l PH : 3.2 TA : 6.45 g/l
TYPE : Cap Classique STYLE :Off Dry BODY : Light CLOSURE : Cork
2015 Sommelier Wine Awards – Silver
2014 Amorim MCC Challenge – Trophy for Best Vintage Blanc de Blancs
2013 The Michelangelo International Wine Awards – Gold
Old Mutual Trophy for Best Sparking Wine
Six Nations – Gold
Amorim MCC Challenge – Gold
Ageing: The wine can be cellared for 5 – 7 years from vintage.
In the Vineyard: The fruit was hand harvested into bins in the cool of the morning.
In the cellar: The grapes were whole bunch pressed and only free run juice was used for the final blend. Selected yeasts were used for primary fermentation and the wine underwent malolactic fermentation of which 5% was done in barrel. It was bottle fermented at a cool temperature to enhance the varietal characteristics. The wine was matured on the lees for 36 months before disgorgement.