South African Cap Classique is in a better and sparklier state than ever, according to Amorim Cork South Africa’s MD, Joaquim Sá, Sá made this statement at the announcement of the 2019 Amorim Cork MCC Challenge winners in Cape Town. The aim of the competition is to showcase the quality of South African Cap Classique.
Included in the winning line-up were the L’Ormarins Blanc de Blancs 2013 (Double Gold) and L’Omarins Brut Rosé NV (Gold).
From the outset the L’Ormarins Blanc de Blancs 2013 radiates elegance and sophistication in its striking packaging. Grapes were sourced from vineyards on the estate’s Altima property in the Elandskloof region which is renowned for its high altitudes – perfect for producing exceptional Cap Classique made from 100% chardonnay. Fermentation in the bottle takes a leisurely four years, adding maximum complexity and creaminess. The lively fine mousse makes way for an MCC bursting with flavours of zesty lemons, intermingled with a hint of oyster shell. The flavour profile continues with aromas of sour dough bread yeastiness, limestone and the slightest hint of caramel. The L’Ormarins Blanc de Blancs is best enjoyed chilled, on its own or paired fresh oysters, flash fried Prawns with orange and Pernod, a delicious Nectarine Frangipane Tart or even a classic Duck a l’Orange. This limited release MCC is available from top retailers at R220 per bottle.
With the dominant varietal being pinot noir, which contributes to its delicate salmon colour, the L’Ormarins Brut Rosé NV is guaranteed to be a crowd pleasing delight. A hand-crafted wine which is best described as delivering a constant stream of fine bubbles with delicious aromas of raspberry and strawberries on the nose, and a slight hint of peppery spice nuances. With excellent structure, length and a lingering aftertaste, this is a bubbly for all seasons. As the perfect “anytime, anywhere, any reason” drink, the L‘Ormarins Brut Rosé NV is best enjoyed chilled, on its own or as the ideal partner to a fresh summer salad of goat’s cheese with a raspberry vinaigrette. Alternatively end a perfect dinner with a glass of the Brut Rosé served with a homemade strawberry tart. It is available directly from the estate at R130 per bottle, or select specialist wine stores nationwide.
For more information, visit www.rupertwines.com.