Sauvage La Bri 2011

Only 672 bottles of this first vintage MCC were produced.

Winemakers Notes

This Blanc de blancs is 100% Chardonnay from the oldest block on La Bri - planted in 1991. The grapes for this iconic wine were hand-picked on the 31st of January 2011.

The Harvest

The grapes were hand sorted and whole bunch pressed before fermentation in 3 old French barrels. After 2 months in barrel the base wine was bottled and crown capped by hand, Liquer de tirage was added and the wine was left to complete its secondary fermentation. Sauvage La Bri has matured sur lie for 5 years in the bottles before disgorgement. No dosage was added to produce this Brut Nature Cap Classique.

In the Cellar

Each of our wines is linked to a specific flower- the characteristics of the wine are symbolized by that particular flower on the label.

Botanical Sketch

Serruria Florida Florida - commonly known as the Blushing Bride or the Pride of Franschhoek. This flower represents a celebration of life and love and a recognition of the origin of our grapes and the history of La Bri.

The Name

Sauvage La Bri (Wild La Bri) - a play on the term Sabrage (opening a champagne bottle with a Sabre) as well as the French word for wild or untamed.

Serruria Florida

Alcohol
pH

11.3% vol
3.1

RS
Total Acid

1.0 g/l
8.8 g/l

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