Flint and fynbos. Intensely aromatic, the chardonnay for this blanc de blancs hails from Koelfontein farm in the Ceres Plateau. Growing at 695 metres above-sea-level, this site-specific Cap Classique sketches in its altitudinous home. Ripe green figs, sunburst limes, white pears, dusted in a hint of green peppercorn. The light intensity of the sun, without the heat, imbues the full ripeness of chardonnay flavour. This fruitfulness is tempered by an invigorating acidity born from icy nights. On the palate fresh, vibrant lime washes in with a tiny-beaded mousse; then lemons, white citrus and green apples. To all this freshness extended lees contact (36 months) adds appetising lemon cream and savoury beurre noisette, which gently tapers into a flinty finish.
Alcohol: 13.43% by vol