In the Vineyard
The Pinot noir vineyards trellising system is unique. These are the only high altitude Pinot noir vineyards in South Africa planted using the posted vine method ("stok by paaltjie"). The Chardonnay vineyards trellising system is vertical shoot positioning.
Produced in the Anthonij Rupert Méthose Cap Classique Cellar, La Garonne, Franschhoek.
Area of Origin
The Chardonnay grapes were sourced from Altima in Elandskloof, Rooderust vineyards in Darling and selected vineyards in Robertson. The Pinot noir grapes were selected from Altima in Elandskloof, as well as the Elgin, Darling and Robertson regions.
The Chardonnay and Pinot noir were whole-bunch pressed separately. Only the highest quality juice (tête de cuvee) was settled overnight for fermentation in stainless steel tanks at 14-16°C. The fermented portions were selected for finesse and elegance. Secondary bottle fermentation followed and the wine remained on the lees for 24 months before disgorgement. After disgorgement, the wine was left for 5 months under cork before shipment. The world class Anthonij Rupert Méthode Cap Classique Cellar is especially unique, as it has all the riddling, disgorging, bottling and labelling facilieities housed in the same building.
Variety: 55% Chardonnay / 45% Pinot noir
Vintage: NV (Non-Vintage)
Cellar: Produced in the Anthonij Rupert Méthode Cape Classique Cellar, La Garonne, Franschhoek.
Area of Origin: The Chardonnay is from Altima in Elandskloof and the Pinot Noir is from Stellenbosch.