Bon Courage releases the Jacques Bruére Cuvée Brut Rosé 2006

Date posted:
October 9, 2012

Bon Courage, the award-winning family-run Robertson estate, have launched their first pink Cap Classique, the Jacques Bruére Cuvée Brut Rosé 2006, an elegant blend of pinot noir and chardonnay beautifully packaged in shimmering pink and silver. At the same time, the 2008 vintages of the Jacques Bruére Brut Reserve and Jacques Bruére Blanc de Blancs have been released in stylish new packaging.


The Bon Courage Jacques Bruére Cuvée Brut Rosé 2006, a classic blend of 80% pinot noir and 20% chardonnay, has a delicate salmon pink hue and a fine creamy mousse. Enticing aromas of raspberry and lemon with hints of toasted brioche lead onto a rich and expansive palate with fresh, generous, berry flavours and a silky richness followed by a long elegant finish.


Two hours of skin contact during pressing gave this refreshing Brut Rosé its beautiful colour and eight months lees contact provided the perfect balance between fruitiness and complexity. 10% barrel fermentation added further complexity and toasty notes to the wine. The wine was then bottled and laid down for 48 months. After the second fermentation the wine was riddled by hand (rémuage) in wooden riddling racks (pupitres) for a period of 3 weeks. It was then disgorged and a dosage was added as the ideal finishing touch to balance the sugar and acidity. The wine spent nine months on the cork before release.


Delicious on its own and with oysters, the Bon Courage Jacques Bruére Cuvée Brut Rosé 2006 complements a wide array of foods. Try it with grilled salmon or tuna, or prosciutto, all of which complement both the colour and the flavour of the Brut Rosé, or with sushi and Asian dishes. It will also pair very well with creamy cheeses like Brie and is an extraordinary match for red fruit desserts. 


The Bon Courage Jacques Bruére Brut Reserve 2008, a blend of 60% pinot noir and 40% chardonnay. The pinot noir forms the backbone of the Cap Classique and the chardonnay lends finesse to the blend. It is a fruit- driven, beautifully poised Cap Classique, a rich wine with a lively mousse and a nose displaying lemon, toast and honey notes. On the palate there are broad toasted nutty characters infused with stone fruits and richly textured creamy biscuit flavours. It is crisp, clean and refreshing with a lingering finish. A wine for all occasions!


The Jacques Bruére Brut Reserve has received many prestigious awards over the past few years, including Best Cap Classique at the Amorim Cork Cap Classique Challenge, a highly-acclaimed Trophy at the International Wine & Spirit Competition, Michelangelo Gold awards, Top 100 South African Wines award and more.


Bon Courage’s Jacques Bruére Blanc de Blancs 2008, produced from 100% chardonnay, shows lovely fruit with hints of lime, a full yeasty biscuit nose, a creamy complexity on the palate, following through to a delicious lingering fullness, finishing with finesse. It is best served as an aperitif or with oysters and is an ideal partner to a  plateau de fruits de mer (seafood platter) served with lemon or garlic butter.


The Jacques Bruére Blanc de Blancs is also a highly acclaimed Cap Classique, having received several top accolades including Best Blanc de Blancs and Best Cap Classique at the Amorim Cork Cap Classique Challenge, Winemakers’ Choice Diamond Award, Top 100 South African Wines award, Veritas Double Gold and Gold and more.


All three Bon Courage Jacques Bruére Cap Classiques are available nationally at leading retailers such as Makro, and retail between R120 and R130 per bottle.


Jacques Bruwer, third generation wine-farmer and co-owner of Bon Courage with father André, is very proud of his new release: “I am not a guy who likes to do the same thing year after year. I always embrace a fresh challenge and we are pleased to complement our range of Jacques Bruére Cap Classiques with a Cuvée Brut Rosé, which is always popular for its beautiful colour, fruitiness and versatility.”


Bon Courage’s Jacques Bruére Cap Classiques are so named to honour the Bruwers’ French Huguenot lineage, the Bruéres, who hailed from the Loire Valley. The Cap Classiques are hand-made from beginning to end in accordance with traditional ’Champagne’ protocol.


Jacques’ love-affair with bubblies was inspired by his father, André, who always deemed Méthode Cap Classique production the ultimate challenge in wine-making. What began as an experiment has now become such a success that Cap Classique is now considered Bon Courage’s flagship. This accomplishment can be attributed to many factors: idyllic climatic conditions; chalky, limestone-based soils characteristic of Robertson; the age of the vines which range between 16 and 22 years old; a luxuriously indulgent 36 to 48 months of careful cellar maturation; state-of-the-art cellar technology, artisan attention to quality and traditional wine-making skills that span several generations.



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