In certain years the opportunity presents itself to produce an exceptional Cap Classique. It is in these years that we strive to produce, always in limited production, our Anna Louise Cuvee - A culmination of excellence.
This wine is named in memory of a great grandmother, both elegant and endearing much like Anna Louise herself. A limited production of 2795 bottles will find their way into the hearts and homes of a select few Cap Classique affectionados from September 2022.
Maturation and Method:
Only the Cuvee fraction (400L/ton) of Chardonnay, gently extracted via whole bunch pressing, is used for the production of our Anna Louise.
Fermention takes place in stainless steel tanks, to preserve acidity, before being bottled on 8 Sep 2011.
A lady of her caliber can’t be rushed, demonstrated by 7 years of lees aging followed by a further 4 years on cork before release.
A dosage made of barrel fermented Chardonnay base wine adds another level of complexity and richness to this Cap Classique, allowing for minimum addition of sugar.
The 2011 Anna Louise, our maiden vintage, took 11 years to be perfected by time.
Wine Tasting Notes:
Sweet pear and peach complimented by concentrated ripe, baked apple and brioche notes throughout. Apple and creamy lemon curd notes mingle on the palate with an expansive mousse that is both creamy and mineral. Extensive cork ageing creates a rounder, more rich and multidimensional expression of Hemel-en-Aarde Chardonnay, balancing out it’s taught high natural acidity.
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