Babylonstoren, Sprankel Méthode Cap Classique 2015
A vibrant 100% Chardonnay MCC sparkling with zesty acidity and a delightful flow of prickly pinpoint bubbles.
Fresh and citrusy on the palate, with notes of apple pie and brioche from 54 months on lees. Lengthy finish with a beautiful minerality.
VINIFICATION AND PRODUCTION SYSTEM
The fifth vintage of this delicious MCC. The grapes were whole-bunch pressed and the first fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks.The wine was kept on the thin lees for seven months before bottling for the second fermentation. It was then kept on the lees for 54 months prior to disgorgement.
AREA OF PRODUCTION
On the slopes of the Simonsberg Mountain between the wine-growing areas of Franschhoek, Stellenbosch and Paarl, Western Cape, South Africa.
Klapmuts/Longlands type soils of Malmesbury shale origin.
Ready to be enjoyed straight away, with good ageing potential of up to eight years.
Chilled, 10–15°C (50–59°F).
Sprankel perfectly complements cheese, fruit, salmon, shellfish and caviar. The smoothness of this sparkling wine also works beautifully with poultry and seafood dishes with light, buttery sauces.