Franschhoek Cellar Brut Royale Non Vintage

Franschhoek Cellar Brut Royale Non Vintage

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John Platter 2019 – 84 points

Light gold with the playfulness of delicate bubbles.   On the nose: Enticing lemon cream and almond biscotti lead with a soft burst of fresh lemon and orange peel.  Palate: Gentle citrus notes of tropical fruit, a well-versed rich mouthfeel with detectable minerality, good balance and a seamless finish.

Hand harvested in the cool of the morning and picked at lower sugar levels for that bracing freshness required in a traditional Cap Classique.

Both Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are whole-bunch pressed and only the premium quality juice is used and then left to settle in tank for 48 hours. The clear juice is then racked from the lees and fermented separately. After fermentation, the wine is left on the primary lees until blending. Different base wines are then selected to represent the style and character the winemaker is looking for.

Varietal 61% Chardonnay, 39% Pinot Noir

ALCOHOL CONTENT: 12% Ale, Vol. ACIDITY: 6.9 g/L, PH: 3.2 RESIDUAL SUGAR: 8 g/L