Half human, half nature, the Green Man is an ancient mythical figure representing the spirit of the forest, the continuous regeneration of life and the interdependence of all things. It is this spirit, as well as the delicate green hue of this Chardonnay Cap Classique, that inspired winemaker John Loubser to break with traditional name ‘Blanc de Blancs’ and personify the wine with the name The Green Man.
The Green Man was hand harvested in mid-January 2016 in the early hours of the morning. The grapes were whole bunch pressed and fermentation took place in a stainless steel tank and a small portion was barrel fermented to enhance complexity. Secondary fermentation occurred in the bottle and the wine spent a minimum time of 24 months on the lees after which it was manually riddled and degorged.
Grapes: 100% Chardonnay
Nose: Fresh aromas of green apple and acacia blossom backed up by subtle hints of minerality and whiffs of freshly baked brioche.
Palate: Well balanced with an elegant structure, fine mousse and a long finish.