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Darling Cellars MCC Blanc de Blanc Brut 2014
Technical Analysis
Winemaker - Pieter-Niel Rossouw & Maggie Venter
Main Variety - Chardonnay
Alcohol - 11.63 %vol
pH - 3.10
RS - 9.3 g/l
Total Acid - 7.20 g/l
Appellation - Darling
Characteristics
Type - Sparkling
Style - Dry
Taste - Fragrant


Tasting Notes

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.


Blend Information
100% Chardonnay

Food Suggestions

This stylish MCC will compliment any occasion.


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 a wine to look out for, as it is 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



Other Vintages
Wine Wine Maker Main Variety
Darling Cellars MCC Blanc de Blanc Brut 2016 Pieter-Niel Rossouw & Maggie Venter Chardonnay
Darling Cellars MCC Blanc de Blanc Brut 2015 Pieter-Niel Rossouw & Maggie Venter Chardonnay
Darling Cellars MCC Blanc de Blanc Brut 2014 Pieter-Niel Rossouw & Maggie Venter Chardonnay
Darling Cellars MCC Blanc de Blanc Brut 2013 Abe Beukes & Welma Myburgh Chardonnay
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Mamre Station, R315, Darling 7345, South Africa