Cultivar(s): 100% Chardonnay
Winemaker: Pieter-Niel Rossouw & Maggie Venter
Terroir: Medium yellow, non-arid sandy soils with 60% red laterite dominating the sub surface soil.
Vineyard type: Bush Vine, dry land farmed
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.
Yield: 6 t/ha
Balling at Harvest: 18° B
Never a fast process, developing our Methodé Cap Classique was no exception to the rule. 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.
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
|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|