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Arnout Tamboer Jansz

Arnout Tamboer Jansz
2015 Methode Cap Classique, Stellenbosch

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Brut

Date Tasted:
Country: South Africa
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: 4%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$49

Arnout Tamboer Jansz
2015 Methode Cap Classique, Stellenbosch

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Brut

Date Tasted:
Country: South Africa
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: 4%
Yellow straw color. Aromas and flavors of green apple and white strawberry, lemon curd on brioche, lemon and white cranberry, and creme fraiche with a tangy, finely carbonated, dry medium-to-full body and a nuanced, long finish that shows suggestions of buttered croissant, apple preserves with lemon and strawberry, red apple skin, and dried apricot and brie on a water cracker. A delicious and serious sparkling wine showing the white and red fruits in balance with the lees aging while exhibiting racy citrus zest acidity.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: green apple and white strawberry, lemon curd on brioche, lemon and white cranberry, and creme fraiche
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with suggestions of buttered croissant, apple preserves with lemon and strawberry, red apple skin, and dried apricot and brie on a water cracker
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Oven Fried Chicken, Chicken Kebobs, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A delicious and serious sparkling wine showing the white and red fruits in balance with the lees aging while exhibiting racy citrus zest acidity.

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Spier Wine Farm Management

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Brut

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Serve in a Champagne Flute
Brut is a term that defines dryness levels in sparkling wines; it is most famously used for Champagne, but it is a common term used around the world for most sparkers.

While Brut means "dry" for all intents and purposes, it can actually be off-dry or even lightly sweet. The definition of Brut for Champagne is between 0-12 grams of residual sugar, so Brut actually describes a range of sensations.

No matter how dry a Brut sparkling wine actually is in technical terms, it is generally dry enough to serve at the dinner table with most foods.