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Darling Cellars Limited Release MCC Blanc de Blanc Brut 2011
Technical Analysis
Winemaker - Abe Beukes & Welma Myburgh
Main Variety - Chardonnay
Alcohol - 12.42 %vol
pH - 3.11
RS - 9.7 g/l
Total Acid - 9.7 g/l
Appellation - Darling
Characteristics
Type - Sparkling
Style - Dry
Taste - Fragrant


Tasting Notes
Rich straw in colour, with a beautiful array of bubbles as the wine is poured. Slight citrus notes on the nose are supported by ripe apple and brioche from the Chardonnay and 20 months on lees.

Blend Information
100% Chardonnay

Food Suggestions
A beautifully balanced dryness and persistent mousse on the palate makes this a great MCC to savour with Oysters, or a stunning sunset...

In The Vineyard
We have created some stand-alone premium wines to showcase the diversity of Darling Cellars and the Darling region. All so unique, we couldn't find a place for them in our 3 core ranges. Definitely wines to look out for, as they are only available from the cellar door.

DARLING CELLARS METHODÉ CAP CLASSIQUE

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.

Terroir: Medium yellow, non-arid sandy soils with 60% red laterite dominating the sub surface soil.

Vineyard type: Bush Vine, dry land farmed

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 18 months for a fuller mouth feel, complexity and stable bubbles


Other Vintages
Wine Wine Maker Main Variety
Darling Cellars Limited Release MCC Blanc de Blanc Brut 2011 Abe Beukes & Welma Myburgh Chardonnay
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Mamre Station, R315, Darling 7345, South Africa