Cap Classique 6 Bottle Discovery Case
Mixed case of stunning 'Cap Classique' South African Sparkling Wines
This special discovery case features three stunning examples of Brut NV Cap Classiques. These wines showcase quality and finesse created as the result of the unique terroir and the traditional time-honoured method of Cap Classique.
There is something magical about a bottle-fermented sparkling wine, even for the novice drinker. Maybe it's the mesmerizing stream of fine bubbles, vibrant fruit, piercing acidity, leesy richness, or the synergy between these dimensions. Maybe it's the touch of luxury it brings to any occasion. Whatever the success recipe, it is certainly a wine loved all over the world. Not least in South Africa, where it has been one of the fastest-growing wine categories in recent years. Cap Classique is South Africa's version of sparkling wines made according to the traditional bottle fermented method (Méthode Champenoise) and will be celebrating its 50th birthday in 2021. One of the country's most established Cap Classique producers is Boschendal, which has been perfecting the style since 1981 making it the second oldest producer of this style, celebrating its 40th birthday in 2021. According to the Boschendal Cap Classique winemaker, Danielle Jacobs, Cap Classique is a specialised winemaking category that requires a hands-on approach. “The fact that Boschendal has a dedicated Cap Classique winemaker shows that it is an important focus point for the winery, and helps to ensure that every bottle, which is basically a fermentation in itself, receives the necessary attention that it deserves. Our bubblies are produced with meticulous attention to detail and from specific blocks on the Boschendal Estate and selected cooler climate sites, which give way to structured acidity in the base wines and a lengthy finish. Though intervention is required in creating a fine premium mousse our focus remains on producing wines that respect the natural processes and terroir characteristics.” The long lees contact the wines receive, is another hallmark of Boschendal bubbles. The non-vintage wines spend an average of 15 months sur lie. This extended time on the yeast particles helps to develop the wines' detailed secondary flavours and textured mouthfeel. “It takes time and patience to make a polished Cap Classique,” says Jacobs, “and this is definitely one of the reasons our wines are so acclaimed and sought-after.” Franschhoek Cellar follows in Boschendal’s footsteps as one of the new kids on the block, bursting with energy and zest.