There was a time when Méthode Cap Classique was the preserve of a few specialists but now just about every self-respecting cellar feels compelled to have one in the range and Thelema in Stellenbosch is no different.
From 100% Elgin Chardonnay, it was left on the lees for 28 months. The nose shows a hint of reduction, before citrus and green apple plus a subtle yeasty note. The palate meanwhile is lean and understated with bright acidity and a fine mousse – best drunk as an invigorating aperitif. Price: R170 a bottle.
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