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Börls Cap Classique

Börls Cap Classique

R235,00

The newest addition to the Spijker stud, Börls, is the result of a bubbling romance with his beloved Bessie. This sophisticated Cap Classique (bottle-fermented sparkling wine) will make every occasion a memorable celebration. It bursts with intense flavours of apples and strawberries, and the luxurious bubbles are elegant and refined.

This non-vintage (a blend from different vintages) bubbly is made from 100% Pinot Noir grapes, which lends refinement and elegance to the wine. Light golden hue, with elegant and refined bubbles. Aromas of apples and strawberries are supported by gentle notes of brioche biscuits. On the palate it bursts with intense flavours of ripe berries, while the fresh seam of acidity contributes extraordinary length and finesse.

Specifications

SKU: SAB-002-1
Alcohol Volume: 12%
Sugar G/L: 7.4 g/l
Type of wine: MCC/Sparkling Wine
Cultivar: Pinot Noir
Food Pairing: Pasta, Seafood

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In the cellar

De-stalking and pressing took place under reductive conditions, with the aid of dry ice. The juice was allowed to settle at 100C , and then racked from the sediment to a new tank, where it was inoculated with the Vin 7 yeast strain.

In the vineyard

The grapes are sourced from the southern and northern slopes of the Bottelary Hills, as well as the Helderberg region, resulting in a wine of tremendous complexity.

Ageing

Börls is immediately drinkable, but it will continue to develop in richness and complexity for at least 4 to 6 years.

Cultivar

100% Pinot Noir

Food Pairing

This versatile bubbly is the perfect pairing for an array of canapés and seafood dishes.

Awards and Recognition

  • Vitis Vinifera Awards 2022 – Gold

About the Wine Estate

Spijker & Bessie are wines born of neighbourly love, a sense of humour, the compassion of Stellenbosch winemaking celebrities, and, most importantly, a passion for wine. During the 2019 harvest season, Hennie and Annelie's kind next-door neighbours, Hennie and Theresa Visser of the Lovane Boutique Wine Estate in Stellenbosch, gave Annelie an opportunity to create a small batch of experimental red wine in their cellar. In 2020 they decided to add Sauvignon Blanc to their range, and what started out as a fun family endeavour quickly evolved into a difficult scenario as the reality of the COVID-19 lockdown period dawned on us – no wine sales for months! As a long-time resident of the beautiful town of Stellenbosch, Annelie was fortunate to have a large number of thirsty wine-drinking friends and family members, and when the alcohol sales prohibition was repealed, they were finally able to release our two “wine babies” into the world. She needed to name these wines her “wine babies” and wanted to do something unique from the outset. A name that is easy to pronounce and without the pretentiousness that often intimidates wine buyers. Who would have thought that two beloved bovines would lend their names to the creation of Spijker & Bessie. The first vintage’s wines were all bottled, corked, and labelled by hand, and her three sons pitched in whenever possible. Initially, Annelie had planned to sell the wines only to friends and family, but with rising demand, who knows where these two bovines will lead us. When that day arrives, she will be able to produce wine until the cows come home.

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