This Méthode Cap Classique is from Vierfontein, a 25 hectare farm located just outside the town of Napier, some 30 minutes drive from the ocean on the Cape south coast. Vineyards were first planted here in the early 2000s and owner, Jannie Gutters, supplies grapes to some very good addresses, but he does bottle some wine under his own Dâbar label, which is where this MCC was first destined.
The base wine is a blend of 60% Chardonnay and 40% Pinot Noir, with both fermented in barrel. It was bottled in January 2015 and, after Rick had confirmed his interest, dégorgé in late June 2020. A total of 66 months on the lees, with a relatively low dosage of 8g/litre.