Vondeling Rurale Blanc de Blanc

R297.00 incl VAT

4 in stock

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Description

Natural fermentation begins in a stainless-steel tank and when only a small, but critical amount of sugar remains, the fermenting wine is bottled and capped. Bottling must take place at the precise moment when there is enough remaining sugar to create a healthy, vibrant mousse, but not so much as to cause the bottles to explode. The Chardonnay wine is matured on its lees for 28 months before being disgorged. After being hand riddled over a one-month period, it is disgorged and topped using the flagship wooded white blend Babiana, as an alternative to liqueur d’expedition.

Rurale is the first Mèthode Ancestrale in SA to be certified by SAWIS and Vondeling was instrumental in drafting its technical description in order for this new category to be recognised. It is a highly labour-intensive way to produce sparkling wine, and for this reason, only 1200 bottles were produced. All grapes are grown and vinified at Vondeling.

TASTING NOTES AND FOOD PAIRING: The wine displays a pale straw colour with a green tinge vibrancy. Tiny, pearl-string bubbles and fine mousse. Beautiful aromas of lavender honey, lime, crisp apple with freshly baked pastry and toasted almonds on the nose. The palate is dry, with a creamy, zesty mouth feel. Fresh apple, pears, confected lemon and a long, rich and lingering after taste. Can be paired with smoked salmon sandwiches, fennel roasted mountain trout or fresh oysters with a squeeze of lemon juice and some salt and pepper.