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Cap Classique Pieter Ferreira Blanc de Blancstext

Cap Classique Pieter Ferreira Blanc de Blancs 2015

Western Cape, South AfricaWith fruit sourced from cool-climate Robertson, and its limestone and weathered shale soils, this was whole bunch pressed and fermented in stainless with a small portion undergoing fermentation in French barrels. Once in bottle, this spent a minimum of 72 momths on lees contact (my bottle was disgorged in June 2021) and was dosed with 3.12 g/L RS. Tight and focused, with broken stone, chalk, meringue, streaming the long, sleek palate, shaped with lemon pith and peel, and finishing on a brioche note. There is a hint of oxidation peeking through with red apple / dough in the core. Quite refined, and elegant through the lingering, chalky finishTasted: 30 November 2021Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
Producer: Pieter FerreiraDistributors: Le Sommelier Inc.
Grape: Chardonnay