Pieter Ferreira Cap Classique
“This is categorically the best bottle-fermented sparkling wine I’ve ever drunk from South Africa”
― Christian Eedes – Wine Magazine
Ann Ferreira started the Pieter Ferreira label in 2019, named after her famous winemaker husband.
Pieter is chairman of the Cap Classique Producers Association and both he and Ann have always been passionate about bubbly. Pieter has been instrumental at Graham Beck for decades and his dedication and craftsmanship has seen him reap countless high profile awards both locally and abroad.
The current vintage is the Blanc de Blancs 2015. The maiden vintage Pieter Ferreira Rosé 2013 was released in early 2020.
Pieter Ferreira Cap Classique Blanc de Blancs is aiming to show the very best expression of Chardonnay, and Pinot Noir for the Rosé. Both the Blanc de Blancs and Rosé spend a minimum of 6 years on the lees before disgorgement (this is 6 times the required minimum).
A classic Pinot Noir & Chardonnay blend – Pieter Ferreira Extra Brut 2016 is due to be released soon (watch this space). This Extra Brut had a slightly shorter lees period (between 3 and 4 years) before it is disgorged.
Both Ann and Pieter have worked tirelessly in the South African wine industry and are among its most respected members. Ex Animo is extremely proud to be able to work with them both.
“It is set to become something of benchmark in the category“
Michael Fridjhon – Business Day, 15 May 2019
“Without doubt, it’s the best Cap Classique I’ve tasted to date”
Angela Lloyd – Wine Writer, 1 January 2021
“Both the Ferreiras are at the top of the sparkling pyramid”
Madeleine Stenwreth MW – 8 January 2021
Platter’s Wine Guide Cap Classique of the Year 2020
Platter’s Wine Guide Newcomer Winery of the Year 2020
Winemakers: Pieter Ferreira
First Vintage: 2019
Viticulture: Leased blocks and bought-in fruit.