Cederberg Blanc de Blancs MCC 2010

“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 a bouquet of baked brioche, apples with fresh lemon and grapefruit aromas, enticing your senses. A vibrant sparkling wine with a crisp and integrated acidity. This Blanc de Blancs is to be savoured on any memorable occasion.

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 : 12.0 % vol  rs : 4.8 g/l  pH : 3.32  ta : 7.4 g/l  
type : Sparkling  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Cork  

AWARDS
Platter’s SA Wine Guide’15: 4.5 star – 2009 vintage
Amorin Cap Classique Challenge’13: Gold – 2008 vintage

ageing : Optimum drinking time: 1-3 years

in the vineyard : Facing: North-West
Soil Types: Glenrosa
Age of Vines: 20 years
Vineyard Area: 1.5ha
Trellised: Extended 4 wire Perold
Irrigated: Supplementary
Clone: CY3 on Richter 99

about the harvest: Harvest Date: 5 February 2010
Degree Balling at Harvest: Early morning hand harvested at 19°
Yield: 7t/ha

in the cellar : 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 13 ºC with selected yeast strains, barrel aged for 4 months, medium toast French oak - Burgundy coopers, secondary fermentation: aged for 52 months with the lees in bottle, riddled over 2 weeks, dosage made up from new vintage MCC chardonnay base wine.

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