NV Colmant, Brut Reserve Cap Classique

Western Cape,South Africa,

£24.98

Bottle size: 75cl,
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Description

CELLAR INFORMATION A portion of the base wine – just 10% – was fermented in French oak barrels. A further 20% of the blend comprises reserve wines from previous vintages. Each bottle matures a minimum of 30 months before it is released. It can be enjoyed now but will develop beautifully over four to five years. Colmant Brut Reserve displays the house style, offering sophisticated freshness and elegance while revealing precision in acidity and the balance of flavours. VINEYARD INFORMATION Our signature blend, a true reflection of Colmant’s unique style.

Colmant Brut Reserve NV is a blend of Pinot Noir (52%) and Chardonnay (48%) grapes grown in Franschhoek, Robertson and Elgin.

Additional information

Wine Type

Sparkling

Country

South Africa

Region

Western Cape

Vintage

NV

Brand

Colmant

Cultivar

Chardonnay, Pinot Noir

Appellation

Western Cape

Bottle Size

75cl

Pack Size

1x75cl

Pack Type

Loose Bottles

Alcohol Percentage

12.00

Duty Status

In Bond

Availability

Immediate

Rating Agencies

Tim Atkin

Reviews

Tim Atkin 92

[01/01/2023]

Greg Sherwood 94

Cellar master Paul Gerber and the Colmant team certainly make an impressive array of Cap Classique sparkling wines, but true to the authentic Champagne philosophy of consistency of quality, their mainstay Brut Reserve Non-Vintage is probably one of their finest creations displaying a confident house style. The Brut Reserve NV is a traditional blend of Pinot Noir (52%) and Chardonnay (48%) grapes grown in Franschhoek, Robertson and Elgin. A portion of the base wine – just 10% – was fermented in French oak barrels with a further 20% of the blend comprising of reserve wines from previous vintages. Each bottle matures a minimum of 30 months before it is released. Always given the utmost attention to detail, the aromatics of the Brut Reserve are tantalisingly saline and pithy with complex notes of lemon drizzle cake, kelp, sea breeze, nori, leesy lemon peel and savoury notes of oatmeal, dried herbs and vanilla pod spice. The palate reveals a creamy, vivacious energy combining a delicious briney salinity with hints of rock salt, white citrus, lemon cordial and a delightful savoury autolytic brioche undertone. Such purity, precision, and finesse with a pinpoint fine mousse that caresses the palate, finishing with a kelpy reprise of salinity and acid freshness. This is a true masterpiece of Cap Classique production! Drink this now or cellar for a further 3 to 5 years. – Greg Sherwood MW. [01/01/2023]

Platter’s 93

[01/01/2023]

Producer Profile

INTRODUCTION

A tender touch to Colmant’s alluring blend.

While Chardonnay makes up 25% of the blend, Pinot Noir leads the dance with 75%. A portion (10%) of the Pinot Noir is macerated on the skins to give the Brut Rosé its colour and signature red berry aroma and flavour. The Chardonnay contributes vivacity, finesse and harmonious elegance. 15% of the base wine is barrel fermented and there is a 15% reserve wine portion blended in. Maturation time on lees is 24 months minimum.

Colmant Brut Rosé is seductively appealing in its signature lively freshness and delectable flavour.

CELLAR INFORMATION

A demonstration of true alchemy occurs in the creation of this wine, requiring unique procedures of blending and red-winemaking. 75% of this blend comes from Pinot Noir grapes, 10 % of which underwent a soak-on- the-skins maceration process, giving our Brut Rosé its colour, its unique red fruit aromas, and its vivacious qualities. The remaining 25% of Chardonnay grapes assist in creating a perfect harmony, adding finesse and elegance to the blend. 15% of the wines used are reserve wines from previous vintages and 15 % of the base wine underwent a french oak barrel fermentation.