Buitenverwachting Wines
Brut N/V
Grape variety: 80% Chardonnay, 20% Pinot Noir
Location: Constantia
Soil type: Clovelly on S-NE facing slopes
Trellising: Elongated Perold
Age of vines: 7-20 years
Irrigation: None dry land with high natural rainfall (780mm /YR)
Vinification: Whole bunch pressing (20 hours skin contact.) Fermented in stainless steel tanks. Blend of 3 different vintages. 2nd fermentation in the bottle and matured 1 yr on lees.
Barrique: None
Alcohol: 12.0 %
Res. Sugar: 10.0 g/l
Total acidity: 7.6 g/l
pH: 3,32
Total SO2: 114 mg/l
Comments: Buitenverwachting Brut is made in a very distinctive style, allowing prolonged bottle maturation for finesse and complexity. The Cap Classique offers typical nutty, yeasty characters.