Benguela Cove Joie De Vivre Brut 2014

This Méthode Cap Classique exhibits a vibrant intensity and revels in elegance and style. On the nose, the MCC shows slight perfume and berry aromas followed by notes of nougat and brioche, while the palate is seductively fresh and focused with lingering mineral tones. The fine and soft mousse gives way to beautiful biscuit, red apple and nutty flavours on the palate, then subtly rounds off with creamy complexity.

An excellent aperitif for any occasion. The soft lingering bubbles of Joie De Vivre Brut 2014 pairs well with oysters, salads, fish and white meat. The delicate style of this MCC showcases a good balance of primary fruit and the complexity gained by its maturation.

variety : Chardonnay | 57% Chardonnay, 43% Pinot Noir
winemaker : Kevin Grant & Johann Fourie
wine of origin : Walker Bay
analysis : alc : 12.5 % vol  rs : 7.5 g/l  pH : 3.23  ta : 7.1 g/l  
type : Cap_Classique  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

ageing : Joie De Vivre Brut 2014 is perfect to enjoy now and has an aging potential of four to six years from vintage.

Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate is a 200 hectare lifestyle farm and exclusive luxury estate situated in Walker Bay, Hermanus. Overlooking the Bot River Lagoon and Atlantic Ocean; these unique maritime conditions ensure that its unique terroir produces outstanding quality grapes.

about the harvest: Grapes were hand harvested in the cool of the morning.

in the cellar : The bunches were hand sorted and whole bunch pressed. Only free run juice was used in the final blend to create its delicate taste and originality. No malolactic fermentation was done on the base wines to preserve its crisp style, freshness, clean structure and fruit flavours. After blending and bottling took place, the secondary fermentation commenced in the bottle for four weeks at 15° C, thereafter the MCC was bottle matured on the lees before degorgement.

Cultivars: Chardonnay (57%) & Pinot Noir (43%)
Time on lees: 24 months
Degorgement date: 9 December 2016
Cases produced: 994

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