Cederberg Blanc de Blancs MCC 2012

"Strings of dainty pearls in liquid gold". Made in the traditional Frenchmethod of allowing a second fermentation to take place in the bottle. Theextended period on lees, allowed time to add to the creamy complexity of thissparkling wine. It resulted in a bouquet of baked brioche, apples with freshlemon and grapefruit aromas, enticing your senses. A vibrant sparkling winewith a crisp and integrated acidity.

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

variety : Chardonnay | 100% Chardonnay
winemaker : David Nieuwoudt
wine of origin : Cederberg
analysis : alc : 12.0 % vol  rs : 6.7 g/l  pH : 3.4  ta : 7.6 g/l  
type : Sparkling  style : Dry   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

AWARDS
Cederberg & Lambertsbaai Wards Terroir Awards: Top Sparkling Wine - 2012 vintage
Terroir Wine Awards: Top Sparkling Wine - 2012 vintage
Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show '17: Silver - 2012 vintage
Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championship '16: Bronze - 2011 vintage
Amorin Cap Classique Challenge '16: Bronze - 2011 vintage
Amorin Cap Classique Challenge '15: Silver - 2010 vintage
Platter's SA Wine Guide'16: Five star - 2010 vintage
Amorin Cap Classique Challenge'15: Silver - 2010 vintage
Platter's SA Wine Guide'15: 4½ Stars - 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: 22 years
Vineyard Area: 1.5ha
Trellised: Extended 4 wire Perold
Irrigated: Supplementary
Clone: CY3 on Richter 99

about the harvest: Harvest Date: 9 February 2012
Degree Balling at Harvest: Early morning hand harvested at 19°
Yield: 7t/ha

in the cellar : Cold whole bunch press at 8º C, settled for 2 days at 10º C, 66% stainless steel fermented for 24 days at 13° C and 33% barrel fermented for 43 days at 13° C 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 the same vintage from bottle.

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