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De Krans Méthode Cap Classique (Zero Dosage)

De Krans Méthode Cap Classique (Zero Dosage)


Winemaker: Louis van der Riet
Appellation: Klein Karoo
Grape varietal: 60% Chardonnay, 20% Chenin Blanc, 20% Tinta Barocca
Background
De Krans Wine Cellar is situated along the upper reaches of the picturesque Gamka River Valley near Calitzdorp.  The history of the farm dates back to 1890 when the current owners’ great grandfather bought part of the first farm established in Calitzdorp, named Buffelsvallei (“Buffalo valley”) on the edge of the municipal boundary of Calitzdorp.  

The first grapes were planted in 1936 mainly for the production of raisins and some sweet wine. In 1964 the present cellar was built and De Krans quickly became well-known for quality ports and Muscat sweet wines, as well as dry table wines.  

The current owners and winemaker now take advantage of the unique Calitzdorp terroir to produce great quality Cape ports and table wines from a whole range of interesting grape varieties.

Vineyards
Selected vineyard blocks throughout the Klein Karoo are used to produce a unique Vintage Reserve Méthode Cap Classique.  Three Varietals are used – Chardonnay from Calitzdorp and Waboomskraal, Chenin Blanc and Tinta Barocca from Calitzdorp – a RSA first to be used in a Méthode Cap Classique.  Each vineyard brings a crucial part to the final blend and wine.

Winemaking
Produced as a Méthode Cap Classique the base wine was made in old 300 liter French oak barrels.  Each vineyard was vinified separately.  The wine was left “sur-lie” for eight months with occasional bâtonnage where after the wine was bottled and capped to undergo bottle fermentation and was left for 20 months in the bottle on its lees before being riddled and degorged.  No dosage was added to the wine and the bottles where corked and wired.
 
Winemaker’s comments
Colour:    Crisp translucent colour with a slight golden hue.
Bouquet:    Energetic yet elegant bubbles create a crown of fresh delights.  Sizzling notes of soft pear contrast with light candy floss and baked biscuits.
Taste:    The palate is sculptured into an orchard of peach, lime and green apples with secondary yeast flavours, resulting in a perfect balance between fruit and acidity.

Food pairing
The perfect wine for all festive occasions. Wonderful as a welcome drink or with soft cheeses and pâtés.
 
Chemical analysis
Alcohol: 13.1
pH: 3.25
TA: 6.8
RS: 1.4 g/l
Extract: 19.1

Awards
Michelangelo Wine Awards 2015 –
IQ Business Most Innovative Wine Trophy
 
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Bottle PricePrice : R 160.00  
Case Price of 6Price : R 864.00  

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