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Our Team

 

Our winemaker
& team

Our Winemaker & Team

Jean-Philippe Colmant, owner of the Colmant farm and brand, has an impeccable talent for precision and attention to detail which are reflected in the Cap Classique wines he produces. JP holds a strong philosophy for the style of the MCCs he wishes to produce: classical, fresh and elegant

2019 has seen exciting new changes here at Colmant Cap Classique and Champagnes.  In February of this year we were thrilled to announce that Paul Gerber, once of South Africas leading Cap Classique makers, had joined the team as winemaker. Paul comes with a wealth of knowledge and shares JP's passion of striving to produce the finest boutique Cap Classique in South Africa.   

We are also delighted to introduce Amy Cupido.  A born and bread Franschhoeker, Amy studied through the Cape Wine Academy and is excited to expand her knowledge of top quality Cap Classique.  She will be looking after the admin at Colmant, processing orders and managing the tasting room on the farm.

 

The Colmant Team

Our Grapes

Our Grapes

The grapes which we select to give us the juices that will be used as the blending components for our bubblies have the utmost impact on the quality of the final product. The various grapes, coming from different areas with specific soil types and climates, will offer juices with varying characteristics and qualities, each one bringing a unique dimension to the complexity and precision of the blends. It is therefore crucial to select the origins of our grapes carefully, ensuring that they reflect specific desired qualities of body, finesse, fruit and acidity, while offering a wide range of blending components to work with to create base wines with ultimate complexity and perfection. Solely Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes are used in the production of our bubblies. Both grape types contribute their own specific qualities, without which complete balance and harmony would not be possible.

Pinot Noir imparts structure and power to the blend and adds depth,  backbone, strength and fullness. Our Pinot Noir grapes are sourced from versatile origins, coming from five different farms located between Franschhoek, Robertson and Elgin, all of which offer their own distinct desirable characteristics of body and finesse.

Chardonnay brings finesse, life, freshness and elegance and its slow development gives an ideal ageing potential. Out of the Chardonnay grapes we use, over 50% are grown by us on Colmant Farm, where the soil provides a perfect balance between full structure and a level of acidity that brings freshness and vivacity. The remainder of our Chardonnay comes from the limy soils of Robertson and the cooler climate of Elgin.

Jean-Philippe Colmant with Nicolas Follet examining Chardonnay prior to harvest Jean-Philippe with some Pinot Noir grapes

Our Cellar

 

The Colmant Cellar Some reserve wine is fermented and matured in French Oak
Colmant Sec Reserve NV
Colmant Brut Plaisir NV
Colmant Brut Reserve NV
Colmant Brut Rosé NV
Colmant Blanc de Blancs NV
Tribaut Brut Origine
Tribaut Blanc de Chardonnay NV
Tribaut Instant Gourmand NV
Tribaut Rosé NV
Tribaut Millesime 2009
Follet-Ramillon Vintage Brut 2007
Tribaut Cuvee Rene NV
Mailly MGC Brut Reserve NV
Mailly Extra Brut Millesime 2011
Mailly L'Intemporelle 2010
Mailly Les Echansons 2004
Follet-Ramillon Special Brut NV
Colmant Absolu Zero Dosage NV
Champagne Tribaut Brut Origine Half Bottle NV
Champagne Tribaut Brut Origine Magnum NV
Champagne Follet Brut Tradition Magnum NV
Champagne Tribaut Brut Origine Jeroboam NV
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