Cederberg Blanc de Blancs MCC 2007

"Strings of dainty pearls in liquid gold." Made in the traditional French method of allowing a second fermentation to take place in the bottle. The extended period on lees, allowed time to add to the creamy complexity of this sparkling wine. It resulted in aromas and taste profile of baked brioche, baked apples and fresh lemons. The starkness of grapefruit and pomegranate on the palate adds to the complexity, held up by the startling crispness of the integrated acidity.

This Blanc de Blancs is to be savoured on any memorable occasion.

variety : Chardonnay | 100% Chardonnay
winery : Cederberg Cellar
winemaker : David Nieuwoudt
wine of origin : Cederberg
analysis : alc : 13.67 % vol  rs : 5.1 g/l  pH : 3.58  ta : 5.9 g/l  
type : Sparkling  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : Facing: North-West
Soil Types: Glenrosa
Age of Vines: 17 years, Cederberg Mountains
Vineyard Area: 1.5ha
Trellised: Extended 6 wire Perold
Irrigated: Supplementary
Clone: SN24/220 on Richter 99

about the harvest: Harvest Date: 03 February 2007
Degree Balling at Harvest: Early morning hand harvested at 19°
Yield: 7t/ha

in the cellar : Vinification: Cold whole bunch press at 8ºC, settled for 2 days at 10ºC, 66% stainless steel fermented for 24 days at 13ºC and 33% barrel fermented for 43 days at 13ºC with selected yeast strains. Barrel aged for 4 months.
Barrel maturation: Medium toast French oak - Allier forest - Burgundy coopers
Secondary fermentation: Aged for 48 months with the lees in bottle, hand riddled over 2 weeks, dosage made up from new vintage MCC Chardonnay base wine.

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