“The Phoenix” is an assemblage of the best of three vintages (2004, 2005 and 2006) and produced in unique bottles imported from France. A multi-vintage wine or Cap Classique is a purposeful blending of cuvées from different years to achieve a superior house style. The maturation for a minimum of ten years on the lees further enhances the complexity and creaminess of the wine.
Elegant and complex, the nose offers the scent of yellow blossoms, ripe peach and classic biscuity notes. The palate shows fresh apple and lemon cream flavours whilst the mousse is fine yet persistent. The finish has an underlying zesty freshness and a satisfying creaminess which stems from extended lees contact.
Food suggestions: Ideal on its own but also delicious with mushroom risotto, crayfish with orange butter, duck breast and scrambled eggs.
Packaging: This prestige cuvee, packaged in a distinctive jet black bottle with matching box, welcomes you to a world of luxury and elegance.
Retail price: The Phoenix is available nationally at fine wine retailers at ±R280 per bottle.