2017 Benguela Cove Joie De Vivre Cap Classique

Retail
£20.00
Member
£16.00
Case
£120.00
Case (Member)
£96.00
Varieties
Chardonnay
Pinot Noir
Vintage
2017
Country
South Africa
Region
Walker Bay
Alcohol
12.66%
Bottle size
750 mL

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Awards

Title
4 Stars
Year
2020
Event
Platter's Wine Guide
Title
Best Cap Classique
Year
2020
Event
Top 20 Wines South Africa | Prescient
Description

Watch our Winemaker's private tasting notes on Joie De Vivre: https://youtu.be/oo_5Cw_KThE
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This is a vintage that captures the class and finesse chardonnay is known for in traditional sparkling wines all over the world. It is the Best Cap Classique in South Africa 2020. Notes of white florals and intricate notes of citrus peel, quince and grapefruit rise to the surface in a fine, vibrant mousse. Pinot Noir adds palate weight to balance the vibrant Chardonnay acidity, complete with a chalky minerality that adds to the length. Pure sophistication. Benguela Cove's flagship MCC.

Winemaking Notes

Grapes were hand harvested in the cool of the morning. The bunches were hand sorted and whole-bunch pressed. Only free run juice was used in the final blend to create its delicate taste and originality. No malolactic fermentation was done on the base wines to preserve its crisp style, freshness, clean structure and fruit flavours. After blending and bottling took place, the secondary fermentation commenced in the bottle for four weeks at 15°C, thereafter the MCC was bottle matured on the lees before degorgement.

- Time on lees: 24 Months
- Cases produced: 994

Growing Conditions

Doused with all the privileges of a cool climate, Walker Bay is synonymous with outstanding Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. These vineyards were meticulously managed to produce a stellar méthode cap classique, showcasing its location. Nudged by the lagoon with vistas of the Atlantic Ocean, the vineyards enjoy cool daytime temperatures that drop even more at night. A beneficial diurnal range aids in even ripening and complexity while maritime winds encourage healthy vines.

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