Steenberg Brut 1682 Pinot Noir MCC 2013

This pale pink 1682 Pinot Noir Méthode Cap Classique showcases wild strawberries, ripe red apple and fresh herbs on the nose. The crisp acidity on the palate is complemented by an elegant creaminess with hints of toast, candy floss and rose water. Delicate bubbles linger gracefully on the finish.

Pair this MCC with an alfresco lunch of salmon ceviche, melon and prosciutto salad and strawberry parfait.

variety : Pinot Noir [ 100% Pinot Noir ]
winemaker : JD Pretorius
wine of origin : Western Cape
analysis : alc : 11.64 % vol  rs : 7.7 g/l  pH : 3.14  ta : 7.1 g/l  
type : Sparkling  style : Off Dry  taste : Fruity  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : Cultivar: Pinot Noir
Soil type: Clovelly
Trellising: 5 wire Perold
Age of vines: 10 - 21 years
Pruning: Spur - 2 bud
Rootstock: Richter 99

about the harvest: Harvested: January 2013
Yield: 6.0 ton/ha

in the cellar : The Brut 1682 Pinot Noir is made in the traditional French method and is designated Méthode Cap Classique. The grapes were hand-picked 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 flavour. The juice ferments with a strong yeast strain to form the base wine of the MCC. Once the base wine is stabilised, 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 wine was aged on its yeast lees for 24 months before disgorgement in July 2015.

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