Region: Elandskloof ( 700m alt ) and Darling.
The Cap Classique range was the brainchild of the late Anthonij Rupert, who perfected the MCC for L’Ormarins. After his passing, his brother, Johann, continued his dream when he took control of the business.The result of this was a range of first-class Methode Cap Classiques. These are handcrafted wines, characterized by elegance and freshness.
Chardonnay grapes are received in bins or lug boxes early in the morning and whole-bunch pressed. To ensure optimum quality, all the vineyards and blocks are kept separately, as well as the free-run and second press-fractions. The juice is settled and racked off its lees and fermentation commences after yeast inoculation. Approximately 20% of the Blanc de Blancs is barrel-fermented and the base wine settled and racked off its lees. The blending of the ‘cuvee’ takes place after 12 weeks and the wine is then protein- and cold-stabilised. The ‘cuvee’ is bottled for the second fermentation in the bottle and the wines are stored at 13°C – 15°C. The wines are matured for a further four years on the lees at around 14°C. Disgorgement takes place and the wine is kept on the cork for at least 8 months before being released onto the market.