Simonsig Cap Classique Cuvée Royale Blanc de Blancs 2017
According to TWS’s list and website
This delicate, lemony chardonnay fizz spends four to five years on the lees
I am no mathematician, as members of this forum have regularly been proved, but 4-5 years on lees seems dubious. Definitely not 5 years, unlikely 4 years, considering the vintage is 2017.
From the website of the wine producer:
The wine is bottled to complete the second fermentation
in the bottle and aged on the lees for at least 3 years.
Hopefully just a mistake in TWS listing, perhaps @laura could flag it?
Having tasted it, I agree. I looked at the website before buying and attended the TWS presentation with the winemaker. I think I recall a comment that this vintage had spent a little less time maturing but I think the TWS notes had not been updated. The first bottle was still very nice though but benefited from time to open up a bit.
Ah, sorry about this guys - looks like maybe some details from a previous vintage note have snuck themselves into this tasting note, so I’ll ask the team to take a look and clarify the lees age time. Thanks so much for pointing it out!