L'Ormarins

Blanc de Blancs

Blanc de Blancs

100% Chardonnay

As fresh as a sea breeze, with seashells initially before grapefruit. A subtle hint of perfume makes their presence obvious on the nose. The palate is lip-smackingly taut, zesty and crisp on entry. Bright and fresh with tangy lemon- and grapefruit vivacity - that then makes way for riper, fleshier fruit – generous orange, apple- and stone fruit flavour. The wine then broadens out on the mid-palate with a creamier, fuller-bodied richness taking over before it tightens once more with a defined, dry and crisp tail.

  • 92 Points - Tim Atkin
  • 4.5 Stars - Platter's
  • Gold - SA Womans Wine & Spirits Awards 2020
Tasting Notes

Origin of Fruit

Altima & Rooderust

Temperature

16.6 °C

Average Rainfall

1040.2 mm

Soil Type

Decomposed Shale (Greywacke and Quartz), Decomposed granite and clay

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Méthode Cap Classique

Following in the steps of the French and their Méthode Champenoise we follow the same fundamentals of two fermentations and making wine from the traditional Champagne varietals of Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier and Pinot Noir.

To achieve quality and consistency, most wines are Non-Vintage, and the base wine is a blend of several vintages. In exceptional years, a portion of the best wine may be used to make a Vintage Cap Classique wine.

Méthode Cap Classique consists of using a still, dry base wine, either blended with different vintages or varieties. A mixture of sugar and yeast is then added to the bottle and sealed. A second fermentation takes place in the bottle, producing carbon dioxide which is then dissolved into the wine, forming the bubbles so prized in Cap Classique. Slow fermentation occurs in the bottle, during which the lees (residual yeast) flavours the wine in a very particular way. The lees are collected in the neck of the bottle and once ageing is complete is removed in a process called disgorgement (the method differs from wine to wine). The bottle is then topped up with a mixture of wine and sugar (dosage) and sealed. The amount of sugar also differs from wine to wine, the term ‘Brut’ denoting only a small amount of sugar added so the varietals might display their natural characteristics.

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