Longridge Wine Estate is one of South Africa's most important wine-growing companies and is located in the Stellenbosch region on the slopes of Mount Helderberg. The soil is predominantly composed of decomposed granite, iron and clay. The climate is Mediterranean with constant breezes coming from nearby False Bay to freshen the vines at night, allowing a perfect thermal excursion. In the vineyard, bio-dynamic techniques are practiced going beyond the ecological concept to preserve and sustain the ecosystem. Flocks of geese roam free between the vineyards protecting them from insects and other parasites, while the rest of the livestock produces manure from which the compost that feeds the plants is obtained. Within the farm there is also a restaurant serving fruits and vegetables from the adjacent orchard, which are produced using permaculture techniques.
Distinct notes of minerality, combined beautifully with citrus and lime aromas on the nose are complemented by shortbread and dessert peaches on the palate, ending in a refreshing, lingering and perfectly balanced finish.
This Vintage Reserve Brut is a Cap Classique produced only during exceptional years from grapes specific to that vintage. This Cuveé has been carefully matured for over 5 years on a fine lees resulting in a wine of extreme elegance and fine mousse.
This vintage delivered a medium bodied wine with a savoury nose and slight cedar characters. Ripe, yet soft tannins complement the aromas of plump dark, red fruit and ripe strawberries with a hint of dark chocolate and cocoa on the nose.