Groote Post, the historic wine farm in the Darling Hills owned by the Pentz family has released a new Brut Méthode Cap Classique – in perfect time for the festive season.
We are always very excited at Groote Post when we welcome a new wine to our portfolio,” says Nick Pentz, “especially when it is a wine that sparkles with promise after a challenging year, its millions of tiny bubbles lifting spirits, adding joy to hearts and smiles to faces. Everyone knows that there is something magical about popping open a bottle of one’s favourite Cap Classique.”
The Groote Post Brut is a blend of traditional Champagne varietals, 60% Chardonnay and 40% Pinot Noir, harnessing structure and acidity from the Chardonnay and fruity components from the Pinot Noir. The grapes are whole bunch pressed, an important process when creating fine sparkling wines. To prevent too much colour extraction from the Pinot Noir, only the first free-run juice of the Pinot is used. The juice spends three months on the lees after the first fermentation. The wine then undergoes a second fermentation in the bottle and matures for 15 months on the lees, adding a creaminess and beautiful texture to the wine. Thereafter the disgorging and dosage take place.
Stylishly packaged, the Groote Post Brut is an elegant refreshing Cap Classique displaying a vibrant pale gold colour, a fine creamy mousse, zesty notes of green apple and white pear with hints of brioche, a well-rounded velvety yet lively mouthfeel and a crisp lingering finish. Served well chilled, it is perfect on its own and also delicious with West Coast oysters.
The Groote Post Brut is available from the Groote Post cellar door, online at https://groote-post-wines.myshopify.com and nationally at select wine retailers. Approximate retail price: R163
Nick Pentz continues, “Why another Groote Post Cap Classique? We have the grapes available right here to expand our Méthode Cap Classique production, grapes that ripen at high acidity levels, so vital to the production of top Cap Classiques. And Lukas Wentzel, our winemaker, has the expertise in the cellar. Very importantly we have been struggling to keep up with the demand for our Brut Rosé, so we decided to expand our Cap Classique offering with something different. Our new Brut is the perfect tonic needed to round off the year. It is the ideal wine to share with family and friends, a drink of joy and the celebration of life.”
Only an hour’s drive from Cape Town, the historic Groote Post farm presents a rustic and rural atmosphere with undulating hills, vast open spaces and warm country hospitality. In addition to a wide range of award-winning wines, Hilda’s Kitchen’s superb culinary experience and Farm Drives through the private game camp and vineyards, Groote Post also offers picnics; a child-friendly area with a jungle gym and rolling lawns; a superb wedding venue; beautiful views of the Atlantic coast and Table Mountain; nature walks; bird-watching in the hide on the dam and spectacular West Coast flowers in spring.
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