Winery Details

About the Winery

Liquid Safari represents an exciting portfolio of small batch, hand-crafted Traditional Method sparkling wine, fondly known in South Africa as Cap Classique. The collection showcases labels produced from a variety of cultivars grown in various regions in The Cape Winelands.

Ridgeback MCC 2015

About the wine

ESTATE: RIDGEBACK

LABEL: RIDGEBACK

VINTAGE: 2015

CULTIVAR: VIOGNIER

REGION: AGTER PAARL, WESTERN CAPE

ON THE NOSE: Fresh Citrus Rind.  Biscotti

ON THE PALATE:Fine mousse and creamy mid-palate

PAIR WITH: Fresh oysters. White fish. Sushi. Cheese and nuts

This unique, bottle fermented, Viognier Methode Cap Classique offers elegant notes of fresh citrus rind and biscotti which are complemented by a rich, creamy mid-palate and delicately fine mousse.

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Winemaking process

The grapes used in this premium wine were whole bunch pressed to allow for softer juice extraction.

The juice was settled overnight at 9 degrees Celsius and the clear juice was then fermented in a combination of 80% stainless-steel tank and 20% third fill French Oak barrel.

The barrels underwent natural fermentation for the first 5 degrees balling and were then inoculated with a commercial yeast strain to ensure a clean ferment to dryness.

After 9 months the different Viognier components were blended and prepared for secondary bottle fermentation.

Then bottle fermentation and ageing lasted for 34 months during which time the wine gained the complexity and typically yeasty characteristics of a true Methode Cap Classique.

During disgorging the addition of a fine dosage further enhanced the character of this impressive sparkling wine.

Cellaring

The wine can be aged for 5 years after purchase.

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