Jacques Bruere Cap Classique Cuvee Rose Brut 2012
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The Jacques Bruére 2011 Cap Classique Cuvée Rosé Brut is to be enjoyed on its own or with seafood-based canapés. Truly versatile and can be served with oysters, salmon, tuna, prosciutto, sushi, Asian style dishes, rich cheeses, and redberry desserts. Faint lemon and raspberry scent. Silky richness filled with red berries and balanced with subtle mineral undertones. Blessed with ideal climatic conditions, Bon Courage enjoys long sunlight hours in summer, which ensure optimum ripeness and a perfect balance between sugar and acid. Low rainfall during the growing period minimizes the need for pesticides, and computerised drip irrigation is used to achieve scientific control of water application. The Estate is fanned by a cool south-easterly breeze from the Indian Ocean during afternoons and evenings. Nights are chilly and often misty, further enhancing the delicate and elusive flavours and aromas of the grapes.
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 both locally and internationally for its wines and is truly a versatile estate. The history of the estate goes back to 1927 when the Bruwers bought the farm. It was in October 1983 that owner, André Bruwer changed the farm’s name from Goedemoed to the French translation, Bon Courage, in honour of their French ancestors, and registered Bon Courage as an Estate. 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. Bon Courage is highly respected for its ability to produce a diverse collection of award-winning wines across the board, in terms of cultivars, styles, and price-points, all offering consistency in quality. 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 2011 Jacques Bruére Cap Classique Cuvée Rosé Brut 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 2nd fermentation that occurs in the bottle thereby extending maturation on the lees for 36 – 48 months. After“disgorgement” (removal of the yeast lees) and“dosage” (adding base wine and sugar) the final product is left on the cork and then released.