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Steenberg Brut 1682 Pinot Noir MCC 2010 SOLD OUT

The Brut 1682 Pinot Noir with its luscious pink color has aromas of fresh strawberries and cream, raspberries, home made brioche and a delicate mousse carried trough with an incredible palate and a lovely fresh aftertaste. It is a wonderful wine for those occasions where only an extraordinary fine bubbly will do.


variety : Pinot Noir | 100% Pinot Noir
winemaker : JD Pretorius
wine of origin : Constantia
analysis : alc : 11.5 % vol  rs : 4.5 g/l  pH : 3.24  ta : 7.0 g/l  
type : Sparkling  style : Off Dry  taste : Fruity  
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : Cultivar: Pinot Noir
Soil type: Clovelly
Trellising: 5 wire Perold
Age of vines: 8 - 19 years
Pruning: Spur - 2 bud
Rootstock: Richter 99

about the harvest: Harvest Date: January 2010
Yield: 5.4t/ha

in the cellar : The Brut 1682 Pinot Noir is made in the traditional French method and is as such designated Methode Cap Classique. The grapes were picked by hand at low sugar levels of 18.5° - 19° B and pressed whole bunch. The extracted juice is low in phenols, high in natural acidity, and has a delicate pink color and fine strawberry flavours. The juice ferments with a strong strain yeast to form the base wine of the MCC. Once the base wine is stabilized, it is fermented a second time in the bottle with a crown cap. This second fermentation creates the bubbles (or mousse) of the MCC. Post fermentation the bubbly was aged on its yeast lees for 36 months before disgorgement in July 2013.

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