South Africa / Robertson
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2011 Bon Courage Jacques Bruére Cap Classique Blanc de Blancs

Bon Courage Wine Estate

Robertson

This range is named in honour of the Bruwer’s French Huguenot lineage, the Brueres, who hailed from the Loire Valley. They are handmade from beginning to end in accordance with the traditional “Champagne” method.

Hints of fresh lime and citrus, complimented by a subtle yeastiness. Shows great finesse on the finish with a crisp, rich and creamy complexity.


Vinification

The base wine was kept on the lees for 8 months initially during the first fermentation. 10% of the Chardonnay was Barrel Fermented. The “magic of the bubbles” begins during the 2nd fermentation that occurs in the bottle thereby extending maturation on the lees for 84 months. After “disgorgement” (removal of the yeast lees) and “dosage” (adding base wine and sugar) the final product is left on the cork +- 9months, and then released.


Recommendation

Best served as an aperitif or with oysters and the ideal partner to a seafood platter. Also great with sushi and lime-flavoured Thai dishes.