Delheim MCC Blanc de Blancs

Citrus and sweet tropical fruit on the nose with a rich, creamy complexity on the palate makes this a fresh and elegant MCC.


variety : Chardonnay [ 100% Chardonnay ]
winemaker : Roelof Lotriet
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13.18 % vol  rs : 2.3 g/l  pH : 3.24  ta : 6.5 g/l  
type : Cap_Classique  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fruity  
pack : 0  size : 750ml  closure : 0  

in the vineyard : Chardonnay grapes from a single vineyard on Delheim were harvested, the vines being approximately 20 years old and low yielding.

about the harvest: Once harvested, the grapes were stored in a cold room set to 8° - 10° C to cool.

in the cellar : The grapes were then whole bunch pressed in crates which allowed for a more delicate extraction and therefore an elegant mousse. The yeast used was without avour and fermentation took place in cool temperatures at 14°C - 16° C. Primary fermentation was 6-8 weeks in tank. The juice was then bottled for secondary fermentation which we opted for 24 months on the lees in bottle prior to disgorgement. Light dosage was done to make it the sophisticated brut it is.

Bottling Date: December 2014
Release Date: December 2016

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