NV Colmant, Cap Classique Blanc de Blancs, Western Cape

Western Cape,South Africa,

£29.99

Bottle size: 75cl,
  • GS-94

In stock

Our crème de la crème, an elegant expression of distinctive excellence. Colmant Blanc de Blancs is made from Chardonnay off selected vineyards in Franschhoek, Elgin, Hemel-en-Aarde and Robertson. True to house style, a portion of the base wine (15%) was barrel fermented and 20% of the wine is specially selected from the previous year’s harvests. The wine undergoes its long 45 to 48 month maturation on the lees before final release. It can be enjoyed now but will develop beautifully over four to five years.

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Description

“CELLAR INFORMATION True to house style, a portion of the base wine (15%) was barrel fermented and 20% of the wine is specially selected from the previous year’s harvests. The wine undergoes its long 45 to 48 month maturation on the lees before final release. It can be enjoyed now but will develop beautifully over four to five years.

Colmant Blanc de Blancs blend, created from a special selection of Chardonnay, is the epitome of Chardonnay expression – fine, elegant and fresh. VINEYARD INFORMATION Colmant Blanc de Blancs is made from Chardonnay off selected vineyards in Franschhoek, Elgin and Robertson.”

Additional information

Wine Type

Sparkling

Country

South Africa

Region

Western Cape

Vintage

NV

Brand

Colmant

Cultivar

Chardonnay

Bottle Size

75cl

Pack Size

1x75cl

Duty Status

Duty Paid

Availability

Immediate

Rating Agencies

Greg Sherwood

Reviews

Greg Sherwood 94

"The latest degorgement of the Colmant Blanc de Blancs shows a bright, radiant lemon-yellow glow and exhibits fresh, spicy aromas of buttered glazed brioche, apple strudel, white citrus, brine, crushed granite with generous nutty layers of grilled hazelnuts and salted pistachios. The autolytic characters of biscuit and freshly baked baguette follow to the crisp, structured stone fruit laden palate that shows fine definition and tension supported by salty, fresh tangy acids followed by a long, mineral penetrating finish. This beautiful Cap Classique expression made from pure Chardonnay grapes was matured for 45 months on its fine lees to ensure the attractive toasty brioche and vanilla pod characters are tightly interwoven and seamlessly integrated with the richer nutty citrus elements that caress the palate with a full creamy mousse. Chiselled and tight knit without being austere, this is the eternal charm of pure classically weighted Chardonnay Blanc de Blancs and part of Colmant s secret that makes this wine an instant sell out release every year. A benchmark Cap Classique that will appeal to the novice and connoisseur alike. Drink now and over the next 3 to 5+ years. (94+/100 Greg Sherwood MW)" [Greg Sherwood, 01/03/2023]

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.