Tokara’s magnificent setting

 

One can always rely on the people at Tokara to come up with something that is really extra special and goes way beyond what one expects.

 

This prestigious family-owned Stellenbosch wine estate has just released the 4th cuvee of their magnificent Cap Classique Blanc de Blancs which is crafted exclusively from Tokara’s prized cool climate Chardonnay vineyard in Elgin. The extraordinary depth of flavour, elegance and complexity of the 2014 vintage can be attributed to barrel maturation of the base wine for 10 months followed by almost eight years (82 months) on the lees in the bottle to develop richness and finesse.As I’ve often said before, time and wood mean money in wine terms and here that is very apparent.

Elegant and expensive

The mousse is exceptionally fine and consistent, enlivened by aromas of lightly toasted almonds, lemon preserve and a hint of fresh green apple. These zesty aromas are enriched on the palate by freshly baked gougères. Hints of celery salt lead to a focused saline finish, so typical of the Elgin terroir.

 

“The finest of Cap Classiques, the palate is a wonderful interplay between silky fluidity, crystalline acidity and fine mousse. It is incredibly moreish and will leave you yearning for another sip,” says winemaker Stuart Botha.

Winemaker Stuart Botha, owners G T and Anne-Marie Ferreira

 

The dashing Tokara Cap Classique 2014 is set apart by its unusual bottle, specially designed to lend gravitas and sophistication. Exquisite gift packaging completes the narrative making this the premier pick for toasting significant celebrations and festive season gifting. A superb gift that will be remembered for many years by someone special.

Very limited quantities

Available at selected wine shops and the Tokara Tasting Lounge at the cellar door price of R685. For online purchases, visit www.tokara.com.