Introducing the brand new Spier Prestige Cuvée Cap Classique 2016! I attended the launch event to much amusement and can confirm that this Cap Classique is absolute perfection.
A Testament to Patience and Precision: The Journey of Cap Classique
Cap Classique wines are not your run-of-the-mill bottles of wine. They represent a pinnacle of winemaking, demanding meticulous attention to detail and years of patient craftsmanship. Spier’s latest release, the 2016 Prestige Cuvée Cap Classique, epitomizes this dedication to excellence.
A Rare Vintage Amidst Challenging Conditions
2016 vintage of Spier’s Prestige Cuvée Cap Classique was born amidst one of the most severe droughts the Western Cape has ever experienced. Despite the adverse weather conditions, the grapes thrived, benefitting from the concentrated flavours brought on by the dry weather and moderate temperatures. Handpicked and hand-sorted, the Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes underwent a delicate pressing process before beginning their transformation into the prestigious Cap Classique.
A Patience Rewarded: Eight Years in the Making
As the world experienced significant upheavals, from the COVID-19 pandemic to social movements and technological advancements, the 2016 Prestige Cuvée quietly matured in the depths of Spier’s cellar. Now, after eight years of patient ageing on the lees, this sparkling wine has reached its peak, ready to delight wine enthusiasts around the globe.
Masterfully Crafted Complexity: Spier Prestige Cuvée Cap Classique
According to Spier Cellar Master Johan Jordaan, the extended ageing process has endowed the Prestige Cuvée with a depth of character and complexity that can only be achieved through time. Layers of flavours, from crisp red apple and citrus to notes of brioche and stewed fruits, await those who uncork this masterpiece.
A Tasting Experience Like No Other
For those eager to experience the Prestige Cuvée firsthand, Spier invites you to indulge in their Prestige Cuvée Harvest Tasting. Available at the Tasting Room until the end of February, this experience pairs a glass of the Cuvée with freshly baked VADAS ‘mosbolletjies’, fermented with grape must from this year’s harvest. Book your spot now to savour this exceptional wine and culinary pairing.
Embracing Tradition in a Modern World
In an era where instant gratification reigns supreme, the Prestige Cuvée invites us to slow down and savour the moment. It’s not just about the wine; it’s about the company we keep and the quality of the experiences we share. Crafted in limited quantities, this Cap Classique is a testament to Spier’s unwavering dedication to excellence and tradition.
What Are You Waiting For?
After eight years of anticipation, the Prestige Cuvée is ready to be enjoyed. With its rich history, commitment to sustainability, and dedication to crafting exceptional wines, Spier invites you to experience the magic of the 2016 Prestige Cuvée Cap Classique for yourself.
About Spier: Where Tradition Meets Innovation
Established in 1692, Spier is one of South Africa’s oldest and most distinguished family-owned wine farms. With a legacy spanning over three centuries, Spier has earned international acclaim for its commitment to producing wines of remarkable quality and character. Beyond winemaking, Spier is deeply committed to sustainable practices and community development, making a positive impact both within and beyond the vineyards.
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