Aroma: Crunchy Granny Smith Apples, Fresh Pear and Green Melon with a whiff of Brioche.
Palate: A rich and ripe style of Chenin Blanc with hints of apricot, nectarine and lemon.
TA: 5.9 g/ℓ
RS: 9.3 g/ℓ
Alc: 9.7 %
Varieties: 100% Chardonnay
Vinification: The grapes were hand harvested in small crates in the early hours of the morning to keep the grapes cool and preserve flavours. Grapes are cooled further overnight in our on-site cold room (3°C) and processed the following day. The grapes are rolled off the stems, preventing the extraction of harsh unwanted phenolics. The Bunches go directly into the press after a light sorting where whole Bunch Pressing takes place. Juice is pressed off to a stainless steel tank. Settling takes place over 2 days and the clear juice is racked off to a stainless-steel tank for inoculation. Cold Fermentation as well as Malo Lactic Fermentation takes place in steel tank and the wine is left on the primary lees without sulphur till bottling. Another fermentation takes place in the bottle where the fine mousse develops. This wine was spent 2 years on the lees before disgorging.
Ageing potential: 5 years from vintage
Food matching: Hazendal 23.5 Cap Classique is a sparkling wine to be enjoyed at any occasion year round.
Terroir: South-West facing Bottelary Chardonnay vineyard with cool climatic influence from both the Atlantic Ocean and False Bay.