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Cap Classique Pieter Ferreira Extra Bruttext

Cap Classique Pieter Ferreira Extra Brut 2016

Western Cape, South AfricaThis new cuvée is a blend of 60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay, with the Pinot Noir from Paarl (Glen Carlou) and Elgin (Shannon Vineyards), and the Chardonnay from Robertson, crossing soils from limestone to weathered shale to Table Mountain Sandstone. It was fermented and rested on lees in stainless, and rested at least 54 months years on lees. My bottle was disgorged in September 2021 with 3.6 g/L. Pouring a deep yellow hue, this creamy fizz is redolent with toasty brioche, subtle cherry, green apple, and a cloud of lees across the deep chalky base, with a lengthy, lingering chalkiness through the long meringue finish. Very complete, drinking beautifully now upon release.Tasted: 30 November 2021Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
Producer: Pieter FerreiraDistributors: Le Sommelier Inc.
Blend: Pinot Noir - Chardonnay