Cape Classics added to its portfolio with its latest label — Terre Brûlée — hailing from the Swartland region. The importer welcomes its new flagship wine brand through its partnership with Loire Valley producer Vincent Carême, it says. Carême’s Swartland vineyard is made up of two Chenin Blanc blocks called Jacklesfontein that are dry farmed, unirrigated 40-year-old bush vines set on decomposed granite, the company says. Terre Brûlée, derived from this unique piece of land, is produced using the same methods of its French counterparts, with hand harvesting, whole bunch pressing, the use of only natural yeast for fermentation and an approach of minimal intervention in the cellar. The new 2014 Terre Brûlée Chenin Blanc offers notes of honeysuckle and citrus, which are balanced by a bright, seamless acidity.
Terre Brûlée is available at a suggested retail price of $14.99, through Cape Classics’ national distribution partners in each state.

Terre Brûlée
Cape Classics, New York
Distribution: National