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NV Tanzanite Brut Method Cap Classique

Producer: Tanzanite Wines
Country/Region: South Africa - Western Cape

Fruity, flinty, nutty, honey and creamy notes and beautiful brioche tones are coming through on the nose. It’s dry, lingering and well structured. The Pinot noir gives the wine good backbone, structure and longevity and the Chardonnay gives flintiness which develops in creamy, elegant notes in the wine with ageing. Beautiful creamy mousse.

NV Tanzanite Brut Method Cap Classique
Vintage: N.V.
Grape Varietals: 80% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Noir
ABV: 12%
Aging: Aged a minimum of 24 months on the lees.
Serving Temp: 45-50°F
Closure: Cork
Agricultural Method: Sustainable
Production: 800 cases

Wine Making Notes:

Tanzanite Wines Yearly source their grapes from Robertson in the Western Cape, famous for its specific areas with chalk in the soil. After sourcing these spots winemaker Melanie van der Merwe asked farmer Ernst Bruwer, from the Farm Mont Blois, to plant Chardonnay and Pinot noir grapes on these spots. After years of trials she realized that year after year the base wines made from these plots compared to base wines made from any other areas tends to mature much slower and gives beautiful complexity in the end product. At around 18.5 to 19 degrees balm hand picking of the grapes are done in small 18kg baskets. This is transported to a press house, which she rents during harvest time. She does whole bunch pressing on every 5 Ton of grapes. Yields are around 480- 500 liters of juice per ton of grapes. Juice is inoculated with Prise de Mousse yeast a specific French yeast strain she uses. Fermentation at cool temperatures for 8-10 days takes place and this is followed by Malolactic fermentation on all base wines. After MLF wines are blended. Secondary fermentation takes place in the bottle and wines are left on the lees to mature and tasted every few months to monitor the ageing on the lees. Minimum time spent on the lees will be 24 months.

It’s the only area in the Western Cape where you will find Chalk in our soil.
Age of the vines is around 8-15 years old.


Pairings:

Enjoy as an aperitif or with fresh seafood, oysters, smoked venison Carpaccio, creamy chicken, apple crumble and even Cape Malay curry.

Product Formats:

Item Number Unit Units/Case Type UPC - bottle SCC - case SRP/Unit
SA4EE481000CHS 750ml 6 Glass 7 84585 02395 0 1 07 84585 02395 4 $36.00