In true Fairview style we’ve selected unique varieties from our own vineyards to make this exciting Methode Cap Classique. This year we only used Viognier and Grenache blanc for the base wine resulting in a crisp, fresh wine with lower residual sugar making it even more age worthy.
The grapes were transferred to the press by hand and gently, whole-bunch pressed. Only the free run juice was used. The juice settled and the clear juice was transferred to stainless steel tanks for fermentation. The blended wine was left on the lees in tanks for 6 months before bottling for second fermentation, which took place in the bottle under crown cap (traditional Methode Cap Classique (MCC). The wine was left to mature on the lees for 36 months before it was disgorged.
Grenache Blanc, Viognier
|Wine of Origin||
Pale yellow colour with a tinge of green
Aromas of lime, apple and freshly baked Ciabatta crust on the nose
A creamy palate with green apples, quince and a lingering freshness.
47% Grenache Blanc, 53% Viognier
|Food Pairing Ideas||
Seafood, summer salads and soft cow's or goat's cream cheeses with a chalky texture