Fhatuwani Cap Classique 2016
Fhatuwani Mukheli’s story tells like beautiful wine. Deeply rooted in South Africa’s creative culture, this man of many talents ours out a magical moment of expression through this graceful and elusive collaboration from Soweto ti Rhebokskloof in Paarl. Sophisticated, elegant, and refined, this award-winning Cap Classique truly celebrates this great artist.
Cap Classique is an art, and by infusing the poetic beauty of art and Champagne, we at Rhebokskloof want to evoke feelings of joy and awe. Fhatuwani Mukheli’s story tells like beautiful wine. Deeply rooted in South Africa’s creative culture, this man of many talents pours out a magical moment of expression through this graceful and elusive collaboration from Soweto to Rhebokskloof.
We could not have been more pleased to have this visionary artist do our first commissioned piece for the Rhebokskloof Cap Classique 2016 label. The vibrant pink and blue colours in the art piece bring about happiness and a lust for life, and then when your eyes fall upon the musician, a sense of something deep arises within one’s soul. As if you know you have to sit back, listen and take note of something special. The piece represents our 2016 vintage so exceptionally well; the persistent bubble flutters on one’s tongue, then the layered notes of honey and toasted brioche set in, leaving you with a feeling of awe and wanting more of this exquisite creation.
Set to be the first in a series of future collaborations, only a limited quantity of this first set is available.
AWARDED TOP 10 (91 POINTS) AT THE PRESCIENT CAP CLASSIQUE REPORT 2021.
Cellarmaster: Rolanie Lotz
Origin: Paarl, Agter-Paarl
Soil Type: Decomposed granite
Yield: 10 tons per hectare
TA: 7,8 g/l
RS: 6,5 g/l
Fermentation: Primary fermentation in stainless steel tanks, with second fermentation in the bottle. It started with second fermentation and extended maturation on the lees five months after harvest.
Barrel Maturation: 20% fermented in second fill 300l French oak barrels.
Bottle Maturation: Bottle matured for 52 months before dégorgement.
Shortbread biscuits and golden delicious apple aromas serenade on the nose; ripe yellow plum flavours follow through on the palate layered with notes of honey and toasted brioche. Long bready finish with a creamy mousse and persistent bubble.
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