Graham Beck Blanc de Blancs 2000

Graham Beck Blanc de Blancs 2000

International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) 2006 - Silver Best in Class
Santé Classic Trophy 2005 - Gold Medal
Michelangelo Awards 2005 - Silver Medal
Veritas 2005 - Gold
Rich yeasty aromas with hints of clean lime fruit on the nose. An exciting fine mousse and a creamy complexity on the palate. The wine ends with an elegant long finish.


variety : Chardonnay [ 100% Chardonnay ]
winery : Graham Beck
winemaker : Pieter Ferreira
wine of origin : Robertson
analysis : alc : 12.9 % vol  rs : 7.88 g/l  pH : 3.0  ta : 6.4 g/l  
type : Sparkling   wooded
pack : Bottle  

AWARDS

International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) 2006 - Silver Best in Class
Santé Classic Trophy 2005 - Gold Medal
Fairbairn Capital Trophy Wine Show 2005 - Silver
Michelangelo Awards 2005 - Silver Medal
Veritas 2005 - Gold

in the vineyard : Chardonnay is selected from the “Limestone” vineyards. These vineyards have a high natural lime content in the soil, which ensures a low pH and high natural acidity in the young wines. Yield is 8 to 10 ton/ha.

about the harvest: Chardonnay is hand selected and picked at 19.5° to 20.2°Brix during the last week of January. Grapes are picked into lug boxes for whole bunch handling

in the cellar : Produced in the Méthode Cap Classique cellar, Robertson. Whole bunch pressing ensures fractional recovery. Only the cuvée juice (premium juice) is selected for fermentation. Of the cuvée, 50% is fermented in specific Piece Champenoise 205 litre barrels to ensure richness and extra dimension of flavour. Only 12% new barrels are added each year to the balance of older barrels to ensure harmony during the fermentation. After fermentation the wine in barrels is selectively blended with other parcels of Chardonnay that were fermented in stainless steel.The wine is then bottled for the second fermentation with yeast contact of at least 48 months before degorgement.

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