PIETER FERREIRA CC Blanc de Blancs (2013) – Sparkling

Chardonnay

kr429

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12 in stock

In short

A refined light straw colour with a fine beady mousse. Delicate yeasty tones layered with green lime zest citrus and brioche. Enlivened with a firm well integrated mousse and a persistent bead. Great vibrant mouth-feel with toasty notes citrus honey and tropical nuances with a bright long lingering finish. Total Production 2500 bottles. Alc: 12.22% RS: 3.86g/l – Extra Brut TA: 7.24g/l pH: 3.20

Description

Chardonnay grapes were selected from sites in the Cape’s Darling and Robertson regions, areas specifically chosen for their superior varietal expression in Cap Classique wines. The vineyards are grown on decomposed granite and weathered shale, with rich limestone deposits ensuring a terroir-driven approach to winemaking. The 2013 vintage is a brilliant follow-on from the maiden 2012 release. The current vintage offers a precise balance of ripe, vivid fruit expression and restrained elegance.
The Chardonnay grapes were hand-picked, each bunch undergoing a thorough and stringent selection process. After whole- bunch pressing and the separating of the cuvée from the taille, the clear juice was fermented in stainless steel, a small portion undergoing fermentation
in traditional barrels from Tonnellerie Artisanale de Champagne. After the initial fermentation the wine was prepared for secondary fermentation in the bottle. Here the wine was allowed to live on the lees for six years before the sediment was removed through the traditional process of remuage and dégorgement. The bottles were then corked and laid down for a further six months cork maturation.

In the vineyard
The Chardonnay was selected from various sites from Darling and Robertson regions. A combination of sites consisting of decomposed granite and weathered shale with rich limestone deposits.
In the cellar
​ The Chardonnay was selected from various sites in the Darling and Robertson regions. Sites consisting of decomposed granite and weathered shale with rich limestone deposits.
Pairing suggestions
Ham Hock and Chicken Terrine served with Brioche and Pig Fat Butter, soft cheese, poultry or seafood