Region: Bot River, South Africa
Grapes: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay
Winemaking: Whole bunch pressed following naturally fermented and kept separately in older barrels for six months. Riddling and disgorging with minimum dosage took place on 1 April 2021 - 18 months after first bottling.
Annual Production: Very Limited
Madame Lucy’s Methode Cap Classique forms part of our Projects Range. Named for the winery’s French Poodle, Lucy, whats started as a passion project is now in its seventh vintage and has evolved into a serious MCC, to be esteemed in its own right! First vintage with input from Mathieu Deschatels, french winemaker from Champagne.
Charming, fruit forward nose with cut apple, raspberry, citrus and bready notes. Well balanced palate with pleasant salty, almond paste hints, and fine mousse.
Gabriëlskloof is the realisation of a dream for South African Bernhard Heyns, who searched for several years to find the unique piece of land that would 'root him to the spot'. Local farmer Barry Anderson had heard about Bernhard’s mission and arranged to meet him on a windy summer’s day in 2001 at a farm called "Avontuur" on the outskirts of Botrivier. Both immediately recognised the potential of this piece of land (at the time covered with wheat and canola, and home to a few wandering sheep) and soon after, Bernhard bought what is today Gabriëlskloof.