Brut Reserve 2015 – 750ml

Our 2015 Brut is an elegant blend of 43% Chardonnay, 35% Pinot noir and 12% Pinot Meunier. Honeysuckle and couple with apple crumble aromas that burst with lemon sherbet on the palette make for a long lingering finish.


Harmony between the terroir and the art of winemaking must occur for a sparkling wine to be classified as a Cuvée. The grapes that make up the canvas of flavours needed for a final base wine are sourced from parcels across the Western Cape. The grapes were hand-picked at first light, and transported in refrigerated trucks to cool rooms at our Franschhoek cellar, where their core temperature is reduced to 5°C.

With minimal pressure at pressing, only the first juice is used in the Vintage Cuvée. This gentle free run juice is fermented in stainless-steel tanks, and a small fraction in third to fourth fill French oak barrels. Every batch is kept separate to ensure terroir specificity. Minimal lees contact is given and malolactic is prevented during winemaking to preserve fruit purity and linear structure.

During blending, the winemaker uses different components of base wines to portray a final blend of finesse and refined structure, with excellent age ability. In our cool, dark underground cellars, the Vintage Cuvée is aged on the secondary fermentation lees and left undisturbed for a minimum of seven years. During ageing, the yeast hulls start to dissolve and impart typical yeasty flavours to the wine, increasing the complexity and richness.

Limited releases and constant monitoring ensure that the perfect dosage is given before the wine is closed with a cork and wire cage.

A complex nose of honeysuckle, baked apple crumble and lemon biscuit aromas from extended aging on the lees. The palate displays pronounced lemon sherbet, with apple and honey flavours following through from the nose. An elegant and persistent effervescence carries this wine with a long and lingering finish.

CULTIVARS: Chardonnay 70%, Pinot Noir 30%
VINTAGE: 2015 100%
ORIGIN: Robertson 100%

Bottling Date: 2015/11/15
Sur latte / Maturation: 108 months
CHEMICAL ANALYSIS:ALC: % RS: 6.8g/l TA: 8,3g/L pH: 2.99

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