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  • Delaille Raubenheimer

Klein Roosboom Unveils Flagship Cap Classiques!

Klein Roosboom has given life to a flagship Cap Classique range that represents a new milestone for this boutique family winery!


Introducing two limited-release wines that represent the culmination of a long-held dream!


Winemaking at Klein Roosboom started in 2007 with matriarch Karin de Villiers, who had one goal in mind - to make her own "champagne". Now, more than a decade and a half later, the family has added the My Way apex collection of sparkling wines to the broader portfolio that includes Marné Brut Cap Classique. The wines were conceived as a reflection of their provenance, proximity to the ocean and the passion of the De Villiers Family, which has grown Klein Roosboom from humble beginnings.


“This is a very special occasion for us,” says Karin. “Our wines have traditionally been named after family members. The My Way range was however named in tribute to my father, who loved that song made famous by Frank Sinatra. To us, we like to think of it as making wine our way, for wine lovers to enjoy their way.”

Success has followed as a result. The new flagship 2019 My Way Brut Nature and 2019 My Way Brut Rosé have already achieved pre-release recognition. Platter’s South African wine guide awarded four stars to the My Way Brut Rosé, and four and a half stars to the My Way Brut Nature.


The combination of cool, ocean breezes and fertile soils create the ideal terroir for making outstanding wine and especially Cap Classique at Klein Roosboom. In their making, both wines spent 12 months developing flavour on the lees in a tank and a further 27 months of lees contact while maturing in bottle.


My Way Brut Nature 2019

  • 2 890 bottles produced

  • Zero dosage.

  • 12 months developing flavour on the lees in a tank and a further 27 months of lees contact while maturing in bottle.

  • Resulting in a wine that is rich and fresh on the nose with notes of lemon curd, roasted nuts and caramel popcorn.

  • On the palate, it is crisp and linear, developing a silky-smoothness with well-balanced acidity that draws out subtle notes of nectarines.


My Way Brut Rosé 2019

  • 1350 bottles produced

  • 12 months developing flavour on the lees in a tank and a further 27 months of lees contact while maturing in bottle.

  • This wine is the colour of a summer sunset over the Cape Peninsula. Aromas of roasted nuts, raspberries, and pomegranates.

  • The palate entry is well-rounded with medium acidity, and a blueberry finish.

The decision to make two bubblies worthy of bearing the My Way label began in 2019, says Karin. They would need packaging worthy of the journey, so a special bottle was imported, and renowned designer and illustrator Hannes Koegelenberg contracted. Hannes combined antique illustrations with classic elements and letter types to create an elegant and timeless design. Several subtle inclusions reflect the Klein Roosboom story. “The use of cherubs frolicking with wine barrels and flowers lends a playful perspective,” he says.


“Altogether, the design reflects the Old World charm and contemporary passion that really sums up what Klein Roosboom is all about.”

They are priced at R327/bottle.


Other wines of the My Way range include a Sauvignon Blanc from 35-year-old bush

vines, a barrel selection red blend and a Petit Verdot. All are available directly from the winery’s online store here.


 

Klein Roosboom is situated off Tygerberg Valley Road, just minutes from Cape Town

CBD. It is renowned for its wines as well as a destination for Jéan Restaurant, the

farm’s unique wine tasting caves and a variety of other family-friendly experiences.


The wine tasting room is open from Tuesday to Sunday: 10:00 – 17:00.

Jéan Restaurant is open from Tuesday to Sunday: 09:00 – 16:00.

Stay up to date with activities via @KleinRoosboom on Twitter, Facebook and

Instagram.


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