Jacques Bruére Cap Classique Blanc de Blancs 2012, Bon Courage, Robertson
This Blancs de Blancs has hints of fresh lime and citrus, complimented by a subtle yeastiness. It shows a great finesse on the finish with a crisp, rich and creamy complexity.
Best served as an aperitif with oysters and the ideal partner to seafood. Also a great match with sushi or lime flavoured Thai dishes.
Neatly tucked between the life-sustaining waters of the Breede River and the impressive Langeberg mountain range lies Bon Courage Wine Estate. This prestigious award-winning family-run estate has been the recipient of many awards and received wide acclaim for its wines and is truly a versatile estate. The history of the estate goes back to 1927 when the Bruwers bought the farm. In 1983 owner, André Bruwer changed the farm’s name from Goedemoed to the French translation, Bon Courage, in honour of their French ancestors. Due to the estate’s diversity of soils, a wide range of grape varietals can thrive on the farm and they have therefore put much effort into matching the correct cultivar to the ideal soil type. Three generations of the Bruwer family have dedicated their lives to the production of premium wines and today they combine their experience, personal attention and love for wine to produce some of the country´s finest wines.
The base wine was kept on the lees for 8 months initially during the first fermentation. 10% of the Chardonnay was barrel fermented. The ‘magic of the bubbles’ begins during the second fermentation that occurs in the bottle thereby extending maturation on the lees for 96 months. After disgorgement (removal of the yeast lees) and dosage (adding base wine and sugar) the final product is left on the cork for around 9 months, and then released.