Noble Hill Blanc de Blancs 2017
The Noble Hill Blanc de Blancs is a brut nature with no sugar dosage added (yes please!) added at final bottling. It shows a delicate array of aromas and flavours such as melon, pineapple hibiscus flower and mineral notes. Mineral notes elicit flint stone covered in moss. The structure of the wine is linear with racy acidity balanced by rich fruit. The bubbles are elegant and finely formed, with just enough fizz to start a celebration of any occasion!
Fun fact: There are 49 million bubbles in each bottle of the single-vineyard Blanc de Blancs.
Grapes for this fine bottle come from a single hectare of Chardonnay growing just behind the cellar in decomposed granite soil. The Chardonnay clone planted here is of Champagne origin, making it exceptionally well-suited to the creation of traditional method sparkling wine (Méthode Cap Classique in South Africa).
Grapes for the Blanc de Blancs are typically the first picking of a given vintage as they ripen early and need to be picked with a high acidity in order to create a good base wine for fermentation in bottle. Since harvest is nothing if not a celebration, it is quite fitting that it begins with a bit of bubbles!
Also try the Noble Hill Rosé!
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
– 97 Points
– 90 Points / 4.5 Stars
– Outstanding Silver