Darling Cellars MCC Blanc de Blanc Brut 2015

A pale golden color with lime green tinges gives a hint to the flavors that might follow. The bouquet displays buttery, toasty, ripe apples and citrus notes. Flavors follow through on the palate with a crisp, well balanced acidity and undertones of brioche and butterscotch due to extended lees contact.

This stylish MCC will compliment any occasion.

variety : Chardonnay | 100% Chardonnay
winery : Darling Cellars
winemaker : Pieter-Niel Rossouw & Maggie Venter
wine of origin : Darling
analysis : alc : 11.44 % vol  rs : 9.6 g/l  pH : 3.34  ta : 7.17 g/l  
type : Sparkling  style : Dry  taste : Fragrant  
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : Never a fast process, developing our Methodé Cap Classique was no exception to the rule. The Chardonnay grapes were harvested at optimal ripeness for a MCC, a little higher in acidity and not overripe to preserve the natural acidity and have a low alcohol. Secondary fermentation leads to the buildup of pressure and infusion of bubbles into the wine, making this a stunning, naturally bottle fermented, matured on lees MCC. Definitely wines to look out for, as they are only available from the cellar door and at selected outlets.

about the harvest: 

Yield: 6 t/ha
Balling at Harvest: 18° B

in the cellar : 

Vinification: Crush and destalk, 14 days fermentation and secondary fermentation in the bottle
Maturation: Kept on the lees for 16 months for a fuller mouth feel, complexity and stable bubbles

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