L'Ormarins Brut Classique NV


Platter Review: 4*
Old Mutual Trophy Bronze
Tim Atkin 89 Points

The Anthonij Rupert L’Ormarins Brut Classique flows into the glass of the gourmet in a bright yellow-golden colour. Immediatly the fine bubbles become apparent and help the bouquet in its reach. Aromas of yellow, ripe fruits such as peach, apple and lemon flow into the nose. Notes of lemon fruits spoil the palate, while a light minerality is also present. Well-balanced and long lasting the Anthonij Rupert L’Ormarins Brut Classique knows how to impress until the last drop.

Food Pairing
Fresh oysters and seafood

The Chardonnay and Pinot Noir were whole -bunch pressed separately. Only the highest quality juice (tête de cuvee) was settled over night for fermentation in Stainless Steel tanks at 14-16˚C. The fermented portions were selected for finesse and elegance. Secondary bottle fermentation followed and the wine remained for 24 months (2 years) on the lees before disgorgement. After disgorgement the wine was left for 5 months on the cork before shipment. The disgorgement line is world class and unique in the world as it has all the riddling, disgorging,bottling and labelling all in the same building.

The Estate
L'Ormarins the main estate in the Anthonij Rupert Wyne portfolio is situated in the Franschhoek area. L’Ormarins wine estate, one of the oldest in the Franschhoek Valley, was acquired by the late Dr Anton Rupert in 1969 and is now under the ownership of Johann Rupert. The estate produces award-winning wines, L’Ormarins being just one of the farms and brands within the Anthonij Rupert stable. The farm has a combination of both low-lying land and moderate-to-steep slopes. There is an altitude difference of 385m between the lowest (165m) and the highest (580m) points on the farm.

Alcohol: 12.67 % vol