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Vintage Cuvée Agrafé 2013 – Tirage Liége – 750ml

The Prestige Agrafe is the best of the best! The Vintage Cuvée blend is selected from the best parcels of the vintage. It undergoes a second fermentation under a specifically selected cork and remains on the lees for 60 months thereafter. The bottles are then degorged by hand and recorked for release under the same staple used for fermentation.

R1,600.00

The grapes are hand harvested early in the morning and packed into shallow picking crates. Grapes are stored in the cold room to reduce core berry temperature before pressing. 3 Different quality fractions are selected at pressing. Cuvée – high quality free run juice, Première Taille Deuxieme Taille. Only Cuvée juice is used in the Vintage blend

The clean juice goes through a cool fermentation. A small fraction is fermented in 4th fill barrels and the large majority is fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. No lees contact is given post fermentation. Malolactic fermentation is avoided. Blending is from various parcels that were kept seperate throughout production. This allows for unique terroir characteristics to be expressed within the blend. 14% Chardonnay waas fermented in French oak barrels. Tirage is on special hand selected cork instead of crown cap. Post degorgement the wines are recorked with a fresh 2 disk cork and secured with an Agrafe.

Rich brioche and nutty aromas on the nose, carried by length and linearity on the palate. The cork closure during secondary fermentation improves the mousse and protects the acidity.

Chardonnay 57% Pinot Noir 41%

Alc: 12 % RS: 3.6 g/l TA: 8.97 g/l pH: 3.10

Weight 0.75 kg
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