SPRING and summer celebrations are sorted with the maiden Boland Chenin Blanc Brut Méthode Cap Classique. This delightful sparkling wine completes Boland’s specialised Chenin Blanc portfolio of six different wines.
The versatility of Chenin Blanc is expressed in this classical sparkling wine, made according to the traditional French bottle-fermentation method. The wine is an elegant and complex MCC with expressions of creaminess and oat biscuit flavours, delivering delicately fine ever-streaming bubbles.
Gentle flavours of stone fruit, hints of tropical and guava fruits with a dash of fresh green apple flavours follow through with bright minerality and a balanced, lingering finish. This versatile wine would be best enjoyed with seafood starters such as oysters, followed by line fish and finished with nougat coated in chocolate with strawberries.
This specially selected older vineyard on the Paardeberg mountain slope is planted in deep shale soils, providing good acidity and low pH levels in the base wines, which are necessary elements in the production of quality Méthode Cap Classique. This sparkling wine style requires the grapes to be picked early, before they are fully ripe and the acidity is high.
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